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


Old Capitol

Presidential search committee to meet April 1—3

Friday, March 26, 2021
The purpose of the meeting is to interview and evaluate semifinal candidates for the presidency of the University of Iowa. In accordance with Iowa Code, all interviews will be conducted in closed session and candidate identities will not be revealed. A total of 12 candidates have been invited to participate in virtual interviews.
Flowers in front of University of Iowa art building

Presidential search committee to meet March 26

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
The next meeting of the University of Iowa presidential search committee will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 26. Agenda items include discussion of the applicant pool. This will include an overview of the closed session process, and a closed session to evaluate candidates.