Welcome to the University of Iowa!

It is truly an honor to serve as interim president of the University of Iowa. I was pleased to be asked by the Board of Regents to step into this important role and to help ensure a smooth transition between the administrations of President Harreld and President Wilson.

Since we are a dynamic university, we cannot stop our operations even for two months, so I know I will need to make important decisions and set the stage for our next president. Rest assured that I will do so with the best interests of the university, its people, and our state in mind.

While my time in this position will be short, I will hold it with the utmost seriousness and sense of stewardship for this university that we all respect and love.

John C. Keller
Interim President