The University of Iowa continues to honor a long tradition of shared governance in which university-wide policies and initiatives are made in collaboration with the campus’s many leaders and shared governance representatives.


1 of 3 public universities governed by the Iowa Board of Regents

University leaders

Bruce Harreld, President

Sue Curry, Interim executive vice president and provost

J. Brooks Jackson, Vice president for medical affairs

Cheryl Reardon, Chief HR officer and associate VP of human resources

Terry Johnson, Chief financial officer and treasurer

Gary Barta, Director of athletics

Lena Hill, Interim chief diversity officer and associate vice president

Kenneth Kates, CEO, UI Hospitals and Clinics

Rod Lehnertz, Senior vice president for finance and operations

Lynette Marshall, CEO, UI Foundation

Peter Matthes, Senior advisor to the president, vice president for external relations

Laura McLeran, Senior advisor to the president, associate vice president for external relations

Carroll Reasoner, Vice president for legal affairs and general counsel

Daniel Reed, Vice president for research and economic development

Melissa Shivers, Vice president for student life

Organizational charts

Unit organizational charts are available in the University Operations Manual.

Collegiate deans

Gail B. Agrawal, College of Law

Daniel Clay, College of Education

Keith Mueller, Interim dean, College of Public Health

Chaden Djalali, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Julie Zerwic, College of Nursing 

Sarah Gardial, Henry B. Tippie College of Business

David Johnsen, College of Dentistry

John Keller, Graduate College

Donald Letendre, College of Pharmacy

Jean Robillard, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine

Alec B. Scranton, College of Engineering

Shared governance

UI Student Government: Representing undergraduate students

Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students: Representing students in graduate and professional programs

Faculty Senate: Representing faculty from all academic units

Staff Council: Representing non-bargaining professional and scientific and merit, supervisory exempt/confidential (MSEC) staff

Charter Committees: Advising on topics from diversity to teaching to research and more