Board News - 2012 Archive

December 7, 2012

(URBANDALE) – I would like to clarify my recent comments to Iowa Public Radio with regard to the contract for ISU President Leath, who is currently working under a three‐year contract effective February 1, 2012

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November 30, 2012

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad today named University of Iowa student Hannah Walsh as the student member to the state Board of Regents.

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November 16, 2012

(URBANDALE, IA) – The Board of Regents commends President Sally Mason for initiating an internal investigation of athletics compliance in response to recent concerns with the hiring of former Athletics Department official Peter Gray.  The Board thanks President Mason for her leadership and readiness to investigate critical compliance issues, including University hiring practices.  

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November 13, 2012

(Urbandale, Iowa) – Executive Director Robert Donley announced today that Ann McCarthy, the Board of Regents state relations officer assigned to Iowa State University, will assume a new role for the Board of Regents effective November 19, 2012. In her new duties, McCarthy will focus on the coordination of economic development policy for the Board. 

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September 28, 2012

(URBANDALE, Iowa) – At its meeting on September 12, 2012, the Board of Regents received proposed recommendations from the Board’s Student Financial Aid Committee on the replacement of tuition set-aside funds to support need-based student financial aid for Iowa undergraduates. The Board also authorized the Board Office to solicit public input on this issue for the Committee’s consideration in developing its follow-up report to the Board to be presented at the October 24-25 meeting. 

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August 29, 2012

(URBANDALE, Iowa) – At its meeting on Monday, August 27, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa approved the composition of the UNI Presidential Search and Screen Committee. Among the members of the committee will be three representatives of the public. 

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August 22, 2012

The Iowa Education Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IESBVI) and Iowa School for the Deaf (ISD) have scheduled the second of two public hearings on increasing efficiencies and effectiveness in their service to Iowa students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired or deafblind, including services provided at the state’s two special schools (the Iowa School for the Deaf and Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School).  Interested parties are invited to participate in the hearing, either in person or through written comments.  Sign language interpreters will be present at the hearing

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August 3, 2012

UNI President Ben Allen has notified the Board of his plans to retire from the University of Northern Iowa no later than July 1, 2013.

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June 28, 2012

On Monday, June 25, the Board of Regents announced that Board leadership met with President Mason and would be talking to leadership of the UI Foundation.  In this conversation, which took place Tuesday, Board leadership and the UI Foundation had very productive discussions, particularly related to the solicitation of funds from patients, and they agreed to keep open their channels of communication.

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May 9, 2012

On behalf of the Board of Regents, we would like to thank the Governor, legislative leaders and all members of the Iowa General Assembly for their strong commitment to public higher education this legislative session.  We are extremely pleased that the Governor and legislators of both parties came together to provide funds needed to enhance our student success initiatives and to spur additional research and innovation at our universities.

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