Reception to honor retiring alumni association CEO June 19

Reception to honor retiring alumni association CEO June 19

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Vince Nelson was first hired at Iowa in 1988
Vince Nelson sitting in his officeAfter 26 years at the University of Iowa Alumni Association, including 17 at its helm, Vince Nelson is retiring. The UI will hold a public reception for Nelson June 19 at the Levitt Center for University Advancement. File photo by Tom Jorgensen.

The University of Iowa will honor retiring UI Alumni Association president and chief executive officer Vince Nelson in a public reception from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, June 19, in the rotunda of the Levitt Center for University Advancement.

There will be brief remarks at 5 p.m. from UI President Sally Mason, and Nelson also will speak.

End of an era

Read a tribute to Vince Nelson in the June 2014 edition of Iowa Alumni Magazine, or a Q&A with him from the November 2012 edition of Spectator.

To learn more about the UI Alumni Association, see

Nelson, who retires July 3, was first hired by the UI Alumni Association in 1988 and has served as its president and CEO since 1997. Following a two-year stint as associate director of alumni and admissions at Drake University, his alma mater, he served from 1979 to 1987 as director of alumni and parent programs at Drake.

At the UI, he oversees an annual budget of $3.5 million and the many communications, programs, and services that the UIAA offers its 45,000 members. Under his leadership, the organization, which also extends its services to some 257,000 living UI alumni, has received regional and national recognition.

On June 6, UI officials named Jeffrey D. Kueter to succeed Nelson.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to attend this reception, call Aubree Johnson in advance at 319-335-3549.


UI Alumni Association, 319-335-3294 or 800-469-2586
Sara Epstein Moninger, Office of Strategic Communication, 319-384-0045


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