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Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Welcome from the President and Executive Vice President and Provost

Welcome from our President

President Bill Ruud

By joining UNI's distinguished faculty, you have become part of a 138-year tradition of excellence in teaching/learning, scholarship/discovery and service/engagement. Our student-centered approach to providing exceptional learning opportunities is a hallmark of this great university.

It's an exciting time for students and educators to be part of UNI. Our continuous pursuit of higher levels of achievement in undergraduate education, our state leadership in pre-K through 12 education issues, and our commitment to assisting the state in all facets of economic, cultural and social development are just some of the priorities guiding us through the 21st century.

I encourage you to look into our new Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). This great new center will provide you with helpful instruction and opportunities to enhance your ability to maximize your time in the classroom.

UNI presents a vibrant campus in a beautiful and welcoming community. Explore, become involved and take advantage of all the amenities campus and the Cedar Valley have to offer.

I am confident that you will find your professional association with the University of Northern Iowa to be challenging, fulfilling, enjoyable and exciting!

Welcome to the Panther Family and best wishes for a rewarding academic year.

Bill Ruud


Welcome from the Provost

The University of Northern Iowa is nationally recognized for the high quality educational opportunities provided to students.  The goal of the provost's office is to help provide the highest quality learning environments and to encourage engagement with various communities across the State of Iowa, throughout the country and around the world. Through teaching, scholarship, creative activity and outreach, our outstanding faculty and staff strive to achieve excellence in all we do.

Mike Licari 

Interim Provost