Barbara J. Wilson portrait, 22nd UIowa president

Barbara J. Wilson named Iowa’s 22nd president

Barbara J. Wilson, executive vice president and vice president for academic affairs for the University of Illinois System, will become the 22nd president of the University of Iowa on July 15. The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, announced Wilson as its unanimous selection at its meeting in Iowa City on Friday, April 30.

Meet Dr. Wilson


University of Iowa college of liberal arts and sciences building in spring

Board of Regents to meet at UI April 29—30

Thursday, April 22, 2021
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, will meet at the Levitt Center for Advancement on the University of Iowa Campus April 29—30 to evaluate and interview finalists and select a new president for the UI.
Timelapse aerial photo of University of Iowa campus

Presidential search committee to meet virtually on April 28

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
The next meeting of the University of Iowa presidential search committee will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 28. The purpose of the meeting is to evaluate the four candidates for the presidency of the University of Iowa. In accordance with Iowa Code, this process will be conducted in closed session. Live steaming of the open portions of the meeting will be available on the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, website.