July 27 Meeting Recap
The Board of Regents met July 27 at the Iowa State University Alumni Center in Ames. Selected items discussed are outlined below. View the full agenda here.
FY 2022-23 Tuition and Fees WATCH
The Board approved a 4.25 percent increase to base resident undergraduate tuition at all three universities. In addition, varying tuition rates for non-resident, graduate and professional students, as well as differential rates for certain programs, were approved.
North Liberty Healthcare Facility Budget Increase WATCH
The Board approved a 33 percent increase to the original $395 million budget for the UIHC at Forevergreen Road project, commonly referred to as the North Liberty Healthcare Facility. The increase is due to worldwide and local construction market inflation, higher raw material prices, limited availability of construction materials and local construction trade labor shortages. Moving forward with the project now will increase care opportunities for Iowans.
- Further: North Liberty Project Presentation
Welcome New Regent
Regent JC Risewick was present for his first official Board meeting. Risewick was appointed by Governor Kim Reynolds on June 21 to fill the unexpired term of Regent Milt Dakovich, who passed away earlier this year. His term expires on April 30, 2025.
Academic Affairs Committee WATCH
The committee approved five new programs at the three institutions, including two each at UI and ISU and one at UNI. Among the programs approved were an online bachelor of arts in criminology and criminal justice at UNI, a BBA in risk management and insurance at UI, an MS in health services and policy research at UI, a BS in climate science at ISU and a BA in computer science at ISU.
The committee also approved a name change request for the Iowa Center for School Mental Health. The center was renamed the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health in honor of a $15 million gift from the Scanlan Family Foundation.
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Committee WATCH
The committee received the UIHC presentation from VP for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Carver College of Medicine Brooks Jackson, Interim Associate VP of UI Health Care and UIHC CEO Kimberly Hunter, and Associate VP for Finance and UIHC CFO Mark Henrichs.