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Iowa Board of Regents Announces Second Finalist for UI Presidency

August 27, 2015

Today the Board of Regents, State of Iowa announced the second finalist to become the next president of the University of Iowa.   

Michael Bernstein, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Tulane University, will visit campus on Friday, August 28 to meet with faculty, staff and students, members of the community, and local elected officials.  You can review Bernstein’s curriculum vitae on the UI presidential search website (opens in new window).

Bernstein will also participate in a public forum:

  • Friday, August 28, 4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union (if questions conclude prior to 6:15 p.m. the forum will end).

Live video streaming of the public forum and a recording upon its conclusion will be available on the UI presidential search website (opens in new window). A mult box will also be available at the public forum for reporters covering the event.

Bernstein is one of four finalists invited to participate in a final round of interviews at the University of Iowa.  Following the campus visits, the Board of Regents will convene a meeting on September 3 to interview the candidates and select a new president.  Members of the campus and the general public are encouraged to provide feedback to the Board through a website set up by Parker Executive Search,, which can be accessed at the UI presidential search website (opens in new window).

Note to media: A high resolution photograph can be downloaded at the University of Iowa News Flickr (opens in new window)

For More Information:

Contact: Josh Lehman, 515-242-5095

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