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April 1, 2020 Meeting Recap

The Board of Regents held a virtual meeting April 1, 2020. Key items reviewed by committees and the Board are outlined below. Click here for the complete agenda. Virtual Meeting Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Regents held a virtual meeting, rather than meet in-person at the Iowa...
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Statement from Board of Regents President Mike Richards Declaring Regents State of Emergency

Recently, the spread of COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Both the President and the Governor have declared States of Emergency. Confirmed community spread has been identified in our state, and government and medical professionals are recommending social distancing measures. To help minimize the spread...
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Update from Board of Regents President Mike Richards on Coronavirus - March 14

With the continued spread of COVID-19, the Board of Regents has directed each of our Regent Universities to recall all faculty, staff and students that are out of the country. The Board is giving each university president the flexibility to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Previously, the Board had...
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Statement from Board of Regents President Mike Richards on Coronavirus

Safety of our campus communities is a paramount concern for the Board of Regents. Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guidance and Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Guidance for Student Foreign Travel for Institutions of Higher Education recommends institutions “should consider postponing or canceling student...
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Statement from Executive Director Mark Braun on Governor's Budget Recommendation

The Board of Regents is appreciative of Governor Reynolds’ continued support for Iowa’s Regent universities with her FY2021 budget recommendation. We will continue to be good stewards with funding that our universities receive. Iowa’s Regent universities are an excellent investment. A recent economic impact analysis showed that Iowa, Iowa State...
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Regents Approve Public-Private Partnership for University of Iowa Utility System

Urbandale, Iowa -- The Board of Regents, State of Iowa today approved the establishment of a $1.165 billion public-private partnership (P3) with the University of Iowa utility system and ENGIE North America and Meridiam. The P3 agreement will help provide the UI with the resources it needs to support its core missions of teaching, research and scholarship.

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