Iowa Board of Regents

Board of Regents Notice of 2017 Public Hearings Schedule

December 22, 2016

In accordance with the transparency measures adopted by the Board of Regents at its August 2013 meeting, the Board of Regents schedule of public hearings for 2017 is available on the Board’s website at The public hearings will be held at each of the Board’s five institutions, and the Board Office, prior to each Board of Regents meeting.  The schedule includes the specific dates, times and locations for each hearing. Please note that all are subject to change.

The schedule of public hearings for January 12 and 13 (prior to the Board’s next meeting on January 17-18), is provided below.  The meeting agenda will be available the week prior to the meeting at

Location Venue Date/Time
University of Iowa, Iowa City Plaza Center One, Room 300D Thursday, Jan. 12, Noon - 1 p.m.
Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School, Vinton Old Main, Room 101 Thursday, Jan. 12, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls Business and Community Services Building, Room 13K Thursday, Jan. 12, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Iowa State University, Ames Memorial Union, Gold Room Friday, Jan. 13, Noon - 1 p.m.
Iowa School for the Deaf, Council Bluffs Administration Building, Room 1113 Friday, Jan. 13, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Board of Regents Office, Urbandale Conference Room Friday, Jan. 13, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Individuals wishing to speak at each public hearing will be asked to complete a sign-in sheet.  The order of speakers at the hearing will follow the order on the sign-in sheet.  Each individual will have 3 - 5 minutes to speak, depending on the number of speakers in attendance. The time period for the hearing can be extended beyond one hour, as determined by the host Transparency Officer, to accommodate as many speakers as possible.

Each public hearing will be video recorded and posted on the Board of Regents website,  The comments received at each public hearing will be reviewed to determine if any issues or presenters should be placed on a future Board meeting agenda.  

Individuals who cannot attend a public hearing but wish to comment on the current meeting agenda, or other topics, can provide written comments to the Board of Regents Transparency Officer, Josh Lehman, on the Board’s website at the following link –

The public hearings are subject to cancellation if campus buildings or the Board Office close due to inclement weather. If this occurs, every effort will be made to reschedule the hearings in a timely manner. Please remember that written public comments can be provided at any time at the link noted in the previous paragraph.

Attendees at the hearings who require ADA accommodation, including a sign language interpreter, should contact the appropriate Transparency Officer listed above at least two days prior to the scheduled hearing.  

The Board of Regents is a group of nine citizen volunteers who govern the state’s three public universities and two special K-12 schools – the Iowa School for the Deaf and the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School. 

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