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University of Iowa names new vice president for student life

Melissa Shivers to begin in June
The University of Iowa has named Melissa Shivers the next vice president for student life. Shivers has 20 years of experience serving students and is currently associate vice chancellor for student life and dean of students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a role she has held since June 2014.

Search committee to replace Rocklin sets aggressive timeline

Composition of search committee announced
The search committee for the next vice president for student life held its first meeting this week and adopted an aggressive timeline that would conclude the hiring process in late June or early July.
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Vice President Rocklin to retire from the University of Iowa

Student life leader has served the UI in various capacities for 30 years
Vice President for Student Life Tom Rocklin has announced he intends to retire in July 2017 after serving the University of Iowa in various capacities for 30 years. “I have been fortunate to have a career doing things that matter to me and working with people I admire,” Rocklin says.
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The next five years: UI Strategic Plan 2016–21

Students, faculty, and staff from across campus will keep plan alive
The University of Iowa has released its Strategic Plan 2016–21, a streamlined road map with goals, strategies, tasks, and metrics to guide UI decision making over the next five years.
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UI names residence hall after Elizabeth Catlett

Madison Street Residence Hall will carry the name of renowned African American alumna
The UI has proposed naming the Madison Street Residence Hall after renowned sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett, the first African American woman to receive an MFA at the University of Iowa.

Campus feedback sought on strategic plan draft

Open forums to be held early this fall
The Strategic Plan Development Group has published a draft of the University of Iowa Strategic Plan 2016–21 and is seeking campus feedback at open forums early this fall. Read on to learn how you can get involved.

Strategic Plan 2016-21 draft published

Feedback sought from UI campus
The Strategic Plan Development Group has published a draft of the University of Iowa Strategic Plan 2016-21 and is seeking campus feedback.

Show up and plan our future!

Open forums for UI’s new five-year strategic plan
[Updated May 4] Open forums taking place through September 2016 are part of an accelerated development process for the upcoming UI Strategic Plan 2016-21.
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The Gazette UI officials assess needs amid growth plans

The university is seeking to hire an outside consultant to help it meet enrollment growth goals that come in response to a new Board of Regents model for allocating state dollars, and to build a new residence hall to house those additional students.