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

Planting Hope: The Anne Frank Tree Arrives in Iowa

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
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“Why Anne Frank Still Matters” is the topic of a virtual Obermann Conversation on Monday, Oct. 18, from 5 to 6 p.m. Kumpf Baele will speak, along with Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz of Agudas Achim Synagogue, Mallory Hellman of the Iowa Youth Writing Project, and undergraduate Meghan Maleri, who has participated in Kumpf Baele’s popular course “Anne Frank and Her Story.”

Original Publication Date: Monday, October 11, 2021Keywords: Obermann Center for Advanced StudiesAnne Franktree plantingpentacrestSources:  Source: Obermann Center for Advanced StudiesURL: https://obermann.uiowa.edu/news/2021/10/planting-hope-anne-frank-tree-arrives-iowa News From: Vice President for ResearchNews For: StudentsFacultyStaffNews About: AcademicsCampusWorkflow: Published

Planting Hope: The Anne Frank Tree Arrives in Iowa

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
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“Why Anne Frank Still Matters” is the topic of a virtual Obermann Conversation on Monday, Oct. 18, from 5 to 6 p.m. Kumpf Baele will speak, along with Rabbi Esther Hugenholtz of Agudas Achim Synagogue, Mallory Hellman of the Iowa Youth Writing Project, and undergraduate Meghan Maleri, who has participated in Kumpf Baele’s popular course “Anne Frank and Her Story.”

Original Publication Date: Monday, October 11, 2021Keywords: Obermann Center for Advanced StudiesAnne Franktree plantingpentacrestSources:  Source: Obermann Center for Advanced StudiesURL: https://obermann.uiowa.edu/news/2021/10/planting-hope-anne-frank-tree-arrives-iowa News From: Vice President for ResearchNews For: StudentsFacultyStaffNews About: AcademicsCampusWorkflow: Published

Renteria explores growing up as Mexican American in West Liberty, Iowa

Monday, October 11, 2021
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In his new memoir, Chuy Renteria, public engagement coordinator at Hancher Auditorium, explores dance and growing up as Mexican American in West Liberty, Iowa.

Original Publication Date: Friday, September 17, 2021Keywords: West LibertyculturebooknonfictionmemoirSources:  Source: Iowa City Press-CitizenURL: https://www.press-citizen.com/story/life/2021/09/17/chuy-renteria-iowa-city-artist-writes-growing-up-mexican-american-west-liberty/8277970002/ News For: StudentsFacultyStaffAlumni & FriendsNews About: Writing ArtsWorkflow: Published

Upcoming Events

EFC Lecture Series - Inside the Fences and Beyond the Bars: Higher Ed at Oakdale Prison

Thursday, October 21, 2021 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
Panel discussion with Heather Erwin Director, Liberal Arts Beyond Bars (LABB); Patricia Foster Professor Emerita, English / Nonfiction Writing; Barbara Eckstein Professor Emerita, English; Mary Cohen Associate Professor, Music Education; Patricia Zebrowski Professor Emerita, Communication Sci & Disorders This panel discussion will offer an introduction to higher education in Iowa’s prisons, focusing on the Iowa Medical & Classification Center (IMCC; Oakdale Prison) and the Liberal…
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Global Alumni Spotlight Series: Shirley Hwei-Chung Shao

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual
International Programs continues its Global Alumni Spotlight Series featuring University of Iowa MS grad and former CFO of AIA China Shirley Hwei-Chung Shao.  Shao will talk with UI International Programs Associate Provost and Dean Russ Ganim about her experience at Iowa, thoughts on cultivating a successful career spanning the globe, and advice for current students/young professionals. Free and open to the public, the discussion will be held on October 27, 2021, from 7-8 p.m. (CDT), and will…
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UI National First-Generation College Celebration

Monday, November 8, 2021 (all day)
What is the National First-Generation College Celebration? In November 2017, the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) partnered with the Center for First-Generation Student Success, which is an initiative of NASPA and the Suder Foundation, to launch the inaugural First-Generation College Celebration. The now annual event, which is held each year on November 8 to commemorate the anniversary of the Higher Education Act of 1965, encourages colleges and universities across the country to…
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