The Board

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, is a group of nine citizens who govern five public educational institutions in the state through policymaking, coordination, and oversight, as provided by law. 

The institutions include Iowa's three public universities – the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa; and two special preschool/K-12th grade schools – the Iowa School for the Deaf and the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School.

Our Mission

The Board of Regents, working through Iowa’s public universities and special schools:

  • Provides high-quality accessible education to students.
  • Engages in high-quality research, scholarship, and creative activities to enhance the quality of life for Iowans and society in general.
  • Provides needed public services.
  • Creates and supports economic development in partnership with public and private sectors.

The Board is granted its authority by the Iowa Legislature through Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 262 and Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 681.

Learn more about how the Board of Regents operates with the Regents 101 Video Series