Kevin Kregel

A Message from the Executive Vice President and Provost

As executive vice president and provost, I am honored to oversee the academic mission at the University of Iowa.  

We are a leading, comprehensive research university with a central commitment to student success.  We offer all the resources of a large public higher education institution while providing our students with a personalized experience through the highest quality instruction, state-of-the-art technology, and a myriad of experiential learning opportunities such as hands-on research, internships, and study abroad.

As a proud member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the UI is recognized as among the top 63 research institutions in the nation.  We are a world-class academic community, where some of the world’s leading faculty in the arts, humanities, and sciences are making groundbreaking discoveries and creating world-changing art.  We believe great teams, rather than individuals, will find the answers to the biggest challenges of our time, and our long tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship and culture of collaboration are among our greatest strengths.

Together, our faculty, staff, and students are helping to create a better future for the people of Iowa, our nation, and the world, not only through their cutting-edge research but also through world class health care, art and cultural opportunities, and continuing and distance education.  Most important, we are preparing the next generation of scientists, scholars, artists, skilled professionals, leaders, and responsible global citizens who will carry on a proud legacy of engagement and excellence.

In everything we do, we are guided by a commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, which are fundamental to our pursuit of excellence in every area of our academic mission.  We also approach every aspect of our mission from a global perspective, because we recognize that as the world becomes smaller and more interconnected, appreciation and understanding of cultures other than our own are vital for the success of our students, faculty, and staff alike.

It is a privilege to be part of this extraordinary community, and to have the opportunity to support the success of faculty, staff, and students who are doing such remarkable work every day. 

Kevin C. Kregel, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Provost

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Campus News

People in Rural Areas Die at Higher Rates Than Those in Urban Areas

Friday, January 27, 2023

UI College of Public Health Professor Keith Mueller comments on COVID-19 death rates in rural areas and how they link to overall poor health and higher mortality rates in general.

Original Publication Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022Keywords: RUPRIrural healthCOVID-19Sources:  Source: Scientific AmericanURL: News From: College of Public HealthNews For: StudentsFacultyStaffNews About: Health CareResearchWorkflow: Published

College of Engineering dean search committee co-chairs, members named

Thursday, January 19, 2023
By: Office of Strategic Communication  |  2023.01.19  |  07:35 am

Search committee members announced for next VPMA, Carver College of Medicine dean

Thursday, January 12, 2023
Search firm Spencer Stuart has been selected to assist with the process By: Office of Strategic Communication  |  2023.01.12  |  07:59 am

Upcoming Events

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DK Nnuro book reading: "What Napoleon Could Not Do"

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
Derek (DK) Nnuro will read from his debut novel, What Napoleon Could Not Do, followed by a conversation with esteemed poet and educator Tameka Cage Conley about the book and its themes. What Napoleon Could Not Do is a gripping novel in which America is seen through the eyes and ambitions of three characters with ties to Africa.  Derek (DK) Nnuro is a Ghanaian-born writer and is a graduate of Johns Hopkins and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has taught novel writing at the University of Iowa and...
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Social Justice Reading Group

Thursday, February 9, 2023 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Organized by the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Center for Teaching, the Social Justice Reading Group aims to promote equity and inclusion by providing UI instructors with the foundational theoretical and pedagogical frameworks and inclusive practices for integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom. Utilizing Zoom and ICON, participants will attend a monthly session to engage in critical conversations with their colleagues about the readings and practice...
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Stanley Campus Council: Date Night at the Stanley

Thursday, February 9, 2023 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Join us for our February Stanley Campus Council event—Date Night at the Stanley! Bring your lovers, your friends, or just yourself and celebrate all things art, beauty, and love with us. Dress to the nines (really—formal wear encouraged) and swing by the Stanley for an evening of fancy desserts, Valentine's day origami crafts, a cute Polaroid photo opportunity, and the chance to dance with a live DJ (@simeontalley)! Then head to the galleries for some romantic alone-time with your sweetie and...
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