UI College of Education Dean Daniel Clay

Dear colleagues and friends,

I am proud to be part of a college that transforms lives. This is made possible by living our vision every day– to be a world-class college of education: leading research, engaging our communities, and preparing education and mental health professionals for innovation and impact.

You’ll learn about some exciting transformations inspired by our college’s new strategic plan in this issue– as well as the exceptional people and initiatives that bring it to life.

Thanks to our multiple stakeholders – including faculty, staff, students, alumni, advisory board members, employers, and the strategic planning committee – who worked tirelessly to develop the new plan over an 18-month period.

You’ll also learn about our major building renovation plans that will enhance student success by creating more collaborative and cutting-edge learning environments.

Get to know our outstanding students and alumni who are working to make a difference in the world – their stories illustrate our commitment to equitable action – stories of individuals overcoming tremendous obstacles to be successful and whose lives were transformed during their time in our college.

You’ll also discover faculty research that’s making an impact on the lives of college students nationally. Tributes to transformation are everywhere, including when the Iowa Quality Center honored our college with 2018 Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence as part of our commitment to continuous improvement.

None of our successes would be possible without your support. Thank you for joining us on this journey of innovation and transformation.

Best wishes,

Daniel L. Clay