Iowa Board of Regents

Statement from Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter on Presidential Transition at the University of Northern Iowa

May 25, 2016

In light of recent news articles, I wanted to take an opportunity to address the University of Northern Iowa presidential transition process.

At our June meeting, the Board of Regents will appoint an interim president at UNI, who will serve until a new permanent president can take office.

We already have, and will continue to, reach out to key stakeholders to get their thoughts regarding the next UNI president. We will continue to ask for advice and counsel from these constituents, as well as the entire Board of Regents, to get their feedback on the selection process.

This process needs to be deliberative, thoughtful and inclusive so that we can hire the best person to serve as the next president of UNI. We will have more to say about the search process at the June meeting.

The hiring of a university president is the single most important thing a Board does. We take this responsibility seriously and want to make sure we take the proper time to put together a process that will ensure the best possible candidate is found.

For More Information:

Contact: Josh Lehman, 515-242-5095

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