Dear Alumni and Friends,
Our education community never ceases to amaze me.
Despite what may seem like insurmountable challenges, I am filled with gratitude, awe, hope, and pride as I witness the work being done by all of you – our teachers, school counselors and psychologists, administrators, alumni, donors, and community and corporate partners.
Whether meeting people at a conference or homecoming celebration, I relish learning about the commitment and compassion we share to provide the best educational opportunities possible for all students.
No matter where I traveled this past year, including the Iowa State Fairgrounds and the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines or the National Library of Kosovo in Prishtina, I was consistently heartened to discover common ground as we work to make our state, nation, and world better for everyone.
Community has been on my mind a lot lately as we recognize the vital role community plays in our lives and how our communities have been disrupted over the last few years by COVID and other world events.
That sense of community and drive to excel and support one another have inspired our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends to collaborate and accomplish even more and make a bigger impact, whether on the local or global scale.
These collaborations have led to the college substantially increasing its impact in three key areas: undergraduate enrollments, private giving, and research grant dollars. This is a testament to the expertise, compassion, and commitment of faculty, students, staff, alumni, donors, and community and industry partners. You’ll read about many of them in this edition.
As the University of Iowa launches its comprehensive campaign, I am confident our community will continue to advance the education and mental health of people across their lifespan. This includes supporting student scholarships, global education opportunities, faculty research, and other critical work, exemplifying the campaign theme of “Together Hawkeyes.”
Thank you for being part of our community.
Daniel L. Clay, PhD, MBA
Dean and Professor