Board News

April 1, 2020

The Board of Regents held a virtual meeting April 1, 2020. Key items reviewed by committees and the Board are outlined below. Click here for the complete agenda. Virtual Meeting Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Regents held a virtual meeting, rather than meet in-person at the Iowa...
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March 18, 2020

Recently, the spread of COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Both the President and the Governor have declared States of Emergency. Confirmed community spread has been identified in our state, and government and medical professionals are recommending social distancing measures. To help minimize the spread...
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March 14, 2020

With the continued spread of COVID-19, the Board of Regents has directed each of our Regent Universities to recall all faculty, staff and students that are out of the country. The Board is giving each university president the flexibility to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Previously, the Board had...
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March 10, 2020

Following the identification of COVID-19 cases in Iowa, the Board of Regents has asked the three Regent Institutions to move as quickly as possible towards the ability to deliver instruction virtually. It is important for students, faculty and staff to prepare for this eventuality this week prior to spring break....
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March 5, 2020

Safety of our campus communities is a paramount concern for the Board of Regents. Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guidance and Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Guidance for Student Foreign Travel for Institutions of Higher Education recommends institutions “should consider postponing or canceling student...
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February 5, 2020

Athletics projects that will transform the campuses at Iowa and Iowa State and changes to University of Iowa Ph.D. offerings highlighted the February 5, 2020 meeting of the Board of Regents.

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February 5, 2020

Presidents Harreld and Wintersteen met with Board of Regents leadership, each university’s legal counsel, and university Chiefs of Police to discuss the investigation of allegations relating to the University of Iowa band from the September 14, 2019 Iowa-Iowa State football game. Following an investigation, it was determined there was not...
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January 14, 2020

The Board of Regents is appreciative of Governor Reynolds’ continued support for Iowa’s Regent universities with her FY2021 budget recommendation. We will continue to be good stewards with funding that our universities receive. Iowa’s Regent universities are an excellent investment. A recent economic impact analysis showed that Iowa, Iowa State...
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December 10, 2019

Urbandale, Iowa -- The Board of Regents, State of Iowa today approved the establishment of a $1.165 billion public-private partnership (P3) with the University of Iowa utility system and ENGIE North America and Meridiam. The P3 agreement will help provide the UI with the resources it needs to support its core missions of teaching, research and scholarship.

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November 14, 2019

The Board of Regents approved the addition of computer science to the Regent Admission Index (RAI), recognizing the importance of studying computer science. 

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