Welcome to the University of Iowa!
University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld and his wife, Mary Harreld, attend the annual President's Block Party on August 25, 2019 at the President's Residence.
I am honored to be president of this outstanding university. The public university's role in American society and the world at large remains crucial, and the UI is proud of its legacy as a dynamic engine of learning and discovery that contributes immensely to the public good. The core of the university’s strength in fulfilling its mission of teaching, research, and service is its people. The UI’s success is founded on talented, imaginative, dedicated, and hardworking faculty and staff who always seek to improve how we serve our students and public.
The University of Iowa is special in the way it advances its mission with a balanced commitment to the sciences, arts, and humanities. At Iowa, we enjoy a culture that sincerely wants every student to succeed, and one that takes seriously its deep obligation to the people of this state. We also enjoy a culture that has an impressive legacy of collaboration and creativity, both of which are necessary to lead the changes on the horizon for higher education and society at large.
The UI has faced many challenges in its history, and we stand on an unwavering resolve to meet those of our present and future, as we have done for generations. Higher education may be changing, but our aspirations to provide unparalleled educational opportunities to our students, to create new pathways for groundbreaking research and creative work, and to share our discoveries widely with our state, nation, and world remain steadfast.
Because of the excellence of our people and our clarity of mission, the future of the University of Iowa is bright, and I am privileged to be part of this extraordinary institution.