Board of Regents President Michael J. Richards statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs at Iowa’s public universities
Over the next few months, the Board of Regents will initiate a comprehensive study and review of all Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programs and efforts at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa.
I am appointing Regents Barker, Lindenmayer and Rouse to lead the study. This working group will report their findings and any recommendations back to the full Board.
As a result, I am directing Iowa’s three public universities to pause the implementation of any new DEI programs until the study is completed.