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


UI’s Ralston Honored at National Enrollment Management Conference
Friday, November 17, 2023
Dr. Kate Ralston, director of enrollment data analytics, was recognized with a National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Award for her session at the 2023 AACRAO Strategic Enrollment Management Conference.
Strategic plan update
Thursday, October 19, 2023
President Barbara Wilson and Provost Kevin Kregel detail the University of Iowa’s accomplishments after implementation of the first year of the 2022-2027 Strategic Plan. Read the complete Year 1 report, including our progress toward five-year targets, updates on P3 projects, and examples of key initiatives for each priority area.
President Wilson, Provost Kregel discuss latest 'U.S. News & World Report' rankings
Monday, September 18, 2023
President Barbara Wilson and Executive Vice President and Provost Kevin Kregel share their perspectives on where Iowa was ranked in the most recent U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, examine changes in the ranking methodology, and highlight some of the progress the university is making in important areas.

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Upcoming Events

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Teaching Portfolio Asynchronous Workshop

Monday, August 21 to Friday, December 8, 2023 (all day)
Designed for graduate students interested in reflecting on their teaching practice or preparing materials for the job market, participants will explore the components of a teaching portfolio and learn how to express a statement of teaching philosophy with the help of UI faculty members and Center for Teaching staff. Registrants will be invited to attend a live Zoom workshop on editing teaching portfolios and statements hosted by the Center for Teaching and Grad Success. Oher interactive elements...
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Drawn Over: Reclaiming Our Histories

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 10:00am to Tuesday, January 2, 2024 4:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
The University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art presents Drawn Over: Reclaiming Our Histories.  Featuring the museum’s world-renowned collection of Native American ledger drawings and guest curated by Dr. Jacki Thompson Rand (citizen, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma); Associate Vice Chancellor for Native Affairs, Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The show is generously supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art with additional support from John S. and Patricia C...
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BUILD: Exploring the Influence of Implicit Bias in Our Work and Lives – The Research, Impact, and Strategies to Override

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 1:00pm to 4:00pm
This workshop will explore implicit bias, including an introduction to key research studies showing the prevalence and potential impact of unchecked bias in employment practices, clinical interactions, mentoring, and everyday interactions. Participants will explore evidence-based strategies to reduce its impact using case-based discussions related to faculty/staff recruitment, retention, self-advocacy, and more.
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