Board of Regents Newsletter: July 2017 Newsletter

George Titus Baker was one of the original nine members of the Iowa State Board of Education (later named the Board of Regents, State of Iowa) and served from the Board’s inception in 1909 until his death in 1940. Baker was the Board’s third president and served as such from 1926 to 1940. Baker is both the longest-serving member of the Board of Regents, and its longest-serving president.

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The Board of Regents Tuition Task Force will hold public meetings on the campuses of Iowa's public universities in August. During these meetings, university representatives will present five-year tuition proposals to the task force. The task force will examine the core issues and strategies central to the process of setting... Read More

The Board met July 13-15, 1966 and passed a pair of important resolutions that impact campuses to this day.

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The University of Iowa will host a dedication ceremony for the new Elizabeth Catlett Residence Hall. The 12-story residence hall is the university’s largest, housing 1,049 students when it opens this fall, and commands an impressive view of the Iowa River. Read more at Iowa Now
Iowa State University is a partner institution in a new, $104 million research center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the project will study the next generation of plant-based, sustainable, cost-effective biofuels and bioproducts. Read more from Iowa State News Service