UNI's Nancy Hill Cobb receives AAUW—Iowa Chapter Distinguished Faculty Award

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Nancy Hill Cobb, professor of music, composition and theory at the University of Northern Iowa, is this year's recipient of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)—Iowa Chapter Distinguished Faculty Award.

Nancy Hill Cobb
Nancy Hill Cobb and Maureen White, Cedar Falls branch of AAUW.

The purpose of this award is to recognize women faculty's exemplary contributions toward creating a climate of gender equity in the state of Iowa. This may be accomplished through:

- Excellence in teaching, advising, scholarship and service to the college/university and community

- Continual efforts to develop new understandings and competencies in her discipline of expertise

- Outstanding leadership in service, which address the needs of female students

"The American Association of University Women is a wonderful organization that has made strides for women’s equity in education, not only on the local and statewide level, but also at the national level," said Cobb. "I’m very honored that the Iowa Chapter selected me for the award and appreciate very much the colleagues who nominated me. My previous role as associate provost for faculty gave me opportunities to support women in the professorate through the pay equity study and through work on the new faculty handbook. As a faculty member, I continue my work on women's issues through my discipline of music composition since my new major project is a musical based on the history of women's suffrage from 1910-1919."  

The award was presented at the annual AAUW State Conference at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge on April 21.


Nancy Hill Cobb, professor, School of Music, 319-273-7009, nancy.cobb@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu