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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5 UI faculty members named Hubbard-Walder honorees
Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Five University of Iowa faculty members—Eric Gidal, Trevor Harvey, Emily Hughes, Margaret Murray, and Rene Rocha—were named recipients of the 2024 Hubbard-Walder Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Torno and Bruno receive Lola Lopes Award
Thursday, March 21, 2024
The 2024 Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy has been awarded to Dr. Maria Guadalupe Bruno and Kate Torno Fashimpaur.
UI helping more students succeed, graduate, and launch their career
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
The University of Iowa is dedicated to giving everyone an opportunity to thrive on campus, and a series of programs and initiatives implemented through the 2022-2027 Strategic Plan are helping students do just that.

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Campus News

4 UI faculty named AAAS fellows for 2023

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Office of Strategic Communication

2 UI faculty receive prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Office of Strategic Communication

4 faculty receive Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Awards

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Office of Strategic Communication

Upcoming Events

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Thursday, April 18 8:00am to Friday, April 26, 2024 5:00pm
Visual Arts Building
Shea Hembrey's work questions reality. He seriously explores our best current understanding of the structure of reality while simultaneously playing trickster. Recent projects grapple with understanding our actual reality of rapidly-unfolding environmental disasters.
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Hagoromo, an exhibition by Junli Song

Saturday, April 20 8:00am to Friday, April 26, 2024 8:00pm
Visual Arts Building
Hagoromo continues weaving the same narrative threads from her exhibition, Death Like Dreaming, from the year prior. This upcoming show invites viewers to step away from the corporeal world and into the spirit realm through a large-scale installation exploring light, reflectivity, and materiality. Hagoromo will be held in the Drewelowe Gallery in the Visual Arts Building from April 20–26, with a closing reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 26. 
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Drawing Salon with Robert Caputo

Sunday, April 21, 2024 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Stanley Museum of Art
The Drawing Salon focuses on drawing artworks from the museum's collection. Each session will focus on a different artwork. The sessions will begin with an introduction and discussion of the selected work. Participants will be encouraged to pursue their own visions and to take inspiration from the artworks in the gallery. Pencils and sketchbooks/paper are the only artmaking materials allowed in the galleries. The museum has golf pencils with erasers and clipboards for participants to use...
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