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

Academic Governance

Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Campus News

University of Iowa increases biofuel acres with miscanthus

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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The University of Iowa met its goal of 40 percent renewable energy by 2020, with help from tall grasses

Original Publication Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021Keywords: miscanthusbiofuelsfuel pelletsSources:  Source: The GazetteURL: https://www.thegazette.com/article/university-of-iowa-increases-biofuel-acres-with-miscanthus/ News From: Facilities ManagementNews For: StudentsFacultyStaffNews About: CampusSustainabilityWorkflow: Published

Hollingworth named to Big Ten Equality Coalition Executive Committee

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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Liz Hollingworth, educational leadership professor in the University of Iowa College of Education, has been named to the Big Ten Equality Coalition Executive Committee for 2021-22.

Hollingworth, who also serves as the interim departmental executive officer (DEO) of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, says she is honored to serve in this national role.

Liz Hollingworth

“I have been a member of the Big Ten Equality Coalition since its inception on June 1, 2020, after the death of George Floyd,” Hollingworth says. “It is an honor to be named to the Executive Committee. I’m looking forward to working with the leadership team to guide the Big Ten through some of the really exciting initiatives we have in the works for the next year, including Big Ten educational field trips to historic sites to connect the work of the coalition.”

Following the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren wrote an open letter on June 1, 2020, announcing the formation of the Big Ten Equality Coalition. The coalition features student-athletes, coaches, athletic directors, chancellors, presidents, and other members of all 14 Big Ten institutions. Its stated goal is seeking tangible ways to actively and constructively combat racism and hate around the world, while also empowering student-athletes to express their rights to free speech and peaceful protest.

Hollingworth joined the College of Education in 2005. Her research focuses on issues of leadership, evaluation, and assessment: in particular, how school reform policies affect classroom practice, evaluation, and school administration. Hollingworth has also served as the director of the Center for Evaluation and Assessment since 2015, working with a team of staff and graduate students to conduct multiple forms of program evaluation in collaboration with colleges, universities, and school systems.

Hollingworth attends the annual School Administrators of Iowa conference and is a member and past-president of the Iowa Council of Professors of Educational Administration. These professional groups support the professional development of in-service school leaders. Hollingworth is also the co-editor of both the first and second editions of “Organization and Administration of Iowa Public and Private Schools,” a text used in the preparation of Iowa school leaders. In October 2017, Hollingworth was inducted into the Iowa Academy of Education, which is composed of outstanding Iowa scholars whose work has earned respect and recognition among peers for making a significant contribution to the broad field of educational studies.

Nationally, Hollingworth is the current secretary of Division A of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and has served as the chair and past-chair of the Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership Special Interest Group of AERA, on the Executive Committee of UCEA, and was awarded the 2015 UCEA Distinguished Service Award for extraordinary commitment, excellence, leadership, productivity, generosity, and service.

Read this related story on Hollingworth.

Contacts: Lois J. GrayCategory: AppointmentsSharing: News From: College of EducationNews For: StudentsFacultyStaffNews About: AchievementsAdministrationAthleticsDiversity, Equity, and InclusionImpactOutreachKeywords: Big Ten Equality Coalition Executive CommitteeGeorge FloydAthleticsEducational Leadershipequity in sports By Line:  By: By Lois Gray  |  2021.09.22  |  10:08 am Workflow: Published

Hollingworth named to Big Ten Equality Coalition Executive Committee

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
ljgray

Liz Hollingworth, educational leadership professor in the University of Iowa College of Education, has been named to the Big Ten Equality Coalition Executive Committee for 2021-22.

Hollingworth, who also serves as the interim departmental executive officer (DEO) of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, says she is honored to serve in this national role.

Liz Hollingworth

“I have been a member of the Big Ten Equality Coalition since its inception on June 1, 2020, after the death of George Floyd,” Hollingworth says. “It is an honor to be named to the Executive Committee. I’m looking forward to working with the leadership team to guide the Big Ten through some of the really exciting initiatives we have in the works for the next year, including Big Ten educational field trips to historic sites to connect the work of the coalition.”

Following the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren wrote an open letter on June 1, 2020, announcing the formation of the Big Ten Equality Coalition. The coalition features student-athletes, coaches, athletic directors, chancellors, presidents, and other members of all 14 Big Ten institutions. Its stated goal is seeking tangible ways to actively and constructively combat racism and hate around the world, while also empowering student-athletes to express their rights to free speech and peaceful protest.

Hollingworth joined the College of Education in 2005. Her research focuses on issues of leadership, evaluation, and assessment: in particular, how school reform policies affect classroom practice, evaluation, and school administration. Hollingworth has also served as the director of the Center for Evaluation and Assessment since 2015, working with a team of staff and graduate students to conduct multiple forms of program evaluation in collaboration with colleges, universities, and school systems.

Hollingworth attends the annual School Administrators of Iowa conference and is a member and past-president of the Iowa Council of Professors of Educational Administration. These professional groups support the professional development of in-service school leaders. Hollingworth is also the co-editor of both the first and second editions of “Organization and Administration of Iowa Public and Private Schools,” a text used in the preparation of Iowa school leaders. In October 2017, Hollingworth was inducted into the Iowa Academy of Education, which is composed of outstanding Iowa scholars whose work has earned respect and recognition among peers for making a significant contribution to the broad field of educational studies.

Nationally, Hollingworth is the current secretary of Division A of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and has served as the chair and past-chair of the Learning and Teaching in Educational Leadership Special Interest Group of AERA, on the Executive Committee of UCEA, and was awarded the 2015 UCEA Distinguished Service Award for extraordinary commitment, excellence, leadership, productivity, generosity, and service.

Read this related story on Hollingworth.

Contacts: Lois J. GrayCategory: AppointmentsSharing: News From: College of EducationNews For: StudentsFacultyStaffNews About: AchievementsAdministrationAthleticsDiversity, Equity, and InclusionImpactOutreachKeywords: Big Ten Equality Coalition Executive CommitteeGeorge FloydAthleticsEducational Leadershipequity in sports By Line:  By: By Lois Gray  |  2021.09.22  |  10:08 am Workflow: Published

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