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.

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Board of Regents announces schedule for UI president finalist open forums

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Four finalists will visit campus over the next three weeks to interview for the presidency. Due to COVID social distancing requirements, a limited number of people will allowed to attend the open forums in person, but each forum will be live streamed.
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Semifinalist interviews for UI presidential candidates begin today

Thursday, April 1, 2021
The University of Iowa presidential search committee will begin interviews with semifinalist candidates today and, on Saturday, will choose a final group of up to four people who will visit campus later this month.