A holiday message from UNI

As the fall semester draws to a close, there are many accomplishments to celebrate at UNI. 

This year, our faculty and staff led enhanced transition programming for first-year and returning students. We expanded our reach to serve more adult learners through the UNI@DMACC program, and our TRIO programs grew their presence to Cedar Rapids. 

Our campus is creating UNI’s next strategic plan to address challenges and seize opportunities in the midst of an ever-changing landscape, and we are launching the next phase of our Academic Positioning work to grow programming in relevant academic and career disciplines. We are also working with the President’s Council for Inclusion, Transformative Social Justice, and Advocacy to implement changes as we continue on our journey for equity, diversity, and inclusion.

We are working closely with the Iowa Governor’s Office, Legislature, and Board of Regents to garner a positive and sustainable budget for the university. We are implementing a renewed marketing effort to grow our enrollment to meet the needs of Iowa and beyond. 

We are a campus community defined by genuine care for one another. I want to wish all of you a happy and joy-filled holiday season.

Panther Proud!

Mark A. Nook, President 

UNI Campus in the winter