Iowa Board of Regents

Board of Regents Notice of Public Hearings, November 21 and 22, 2013

November 15, 2013


  • Sheila Doyle Koppin, Board of Regents office,, 515-281-3934
  • Mark Braun, University of Iowa,, 319-335-3549
  • Shirley Knipfel, Iowa State University,, 515-294-1781
  • Gary Shontz, University of Northern Iowa,, 319-273-3576
  • Cynthia Angeroth, Iowa School for the Deaf,, 712-366-3213
  • Justin Ruegg, Iowa Braille School,, 319-472-5221, x1226

In accordance with the transparency measures adopted by the Board of Regents in August 2013, the Board has scheduled the following public hearings on November 21 and 22, 2013, to precede the Board’s next meeting on December 4, 2013. The meeting materials will be available for review on November 19 on the Board of Regents website,

Venue Location Date/Time
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls Business and Community Services Building, Room 30 Thursday, Nov. 21, Noon – 1:00 p.m.
University of Iowa, Iowa City University Capitol Centre, Room 2520C  Thursday, Nov. 21, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Iowa State University, Ames Memorial Union, Oak Room Thursday, Nov. 21, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Iowa School for the Deaf, Council Bluffs Lied Multipurpose Complex, Community Room Friday, Nov. 22, Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Iowa Braille School, Vinton Old Main, Room 16 Friday, Nov. 22, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Board of Regents Board Offfice, Urbandale Friday, Nov. 22, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 

The Transparency Officer (or designee) for each institution and the Board Office will preside over the respective public hearing. 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 Transparency Officer, to accommodate as many speakers as possible.

Each public hearing will be video recorded and posted on the Board of Regents web site, The comments received at each public hearing will be reviewed by the officers of the Board of Regents 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 Board’s December meeting agenda, or other topics, can provide written comments to the Board of Regents Transparency Officer, Sheila Doyle Koppin, at the following link to the Board’s web site – Transparency

The Board of Regents public hearings have been scheduled through 2014. The schedule can be found at the following link to the Board of Regents web site – Public Hearings Schedule 2013-2014 (PDF) 

The public hearings are subject to cancellation if campus buildings or the Board Office close due to inclement weather. If this occurs, we will make every effort to reschedule the hearings in a timely manner. Please remember that written public comments can be provided at any time at the link to the Board’s web site mentioned above.

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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