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 campus in springtime

UI presidential search timeline updated

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Hybrid, on-campus interviews for up to four finalists, including virtual open forums with the campus community, are scheduled to take place April 12—23. The schedules and logistics for finalist interviews will be established and announced in the near future.
Official University Seal

Presidential search committee to meet March 5

Thursday, February 25, 2021
The next meeting of the University of Iowa presidential search committee will occur from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 5.