University of Iowa President Herrald to retire

(Iowa City, IA) -- The President of the University of Iowa is retiring. The Iowa Board of Regents meets this (Thursday) afternoon to talk about the search for Bruce Herrald's replacement. Herrald has been at Iowa for five years.

The Board of Regents hopes to have a new president in place by the start of the fall 2021 semester.

“On behalf of the Board of Regents, I want to thank President Harreld for his service to the University of Iowa and the entire state,” Board of Regents President Michael J. Richards said. “I have appreciated the tireless work that he has put in over the past five years, keeping UI among the nation’s top public universities. He has been dedicated to the success of our students, faculty and staff, and always willing to listen to and engage with the university community. I am thankful that President Harreld has agreed to remain president until its next leader can begin their duties, to allow for a smooth transition.”

“Over five years ago I was provided the remarkable opportunity to work with an outstanding collection of students, faculty, staff, and alumni at the University of Iowa,” Harreld said. “Together we have had many challenges and experienced significant successes as well. I’d like to thank each and every Hawkeye for their support, advice, friendship, and success going forward. Once a Hawkeye, always a Hawkeye.”

Richards says the next steps including hiring a search firm and forming a search committee.

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