Office of the President Stories & News

President Mark Nook and Jim Jermier with Ron Steele

President Nook, Jim Jermier discuss Our Tomorrow on "The Steele Report"

University of Northern Iowa President Mark Nook and Jim Jermier took part in a recent taping of "The Steele Report."
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President Nook featured on latest episode of “Iowa Biz Cast”

UNI President Mark Nook joined Iowa Business Council President Joe Murphy on the latest episode of Iowa Biz Cast to discuss higher education in Iowa.
President Nook and President of University of Prishtina signing memorandum of understanding

UNI’s commitment to Kosovo partnership stronger than ever

A delegation from the UNI recently visited Kosovo to enhance the strong relationship UNI has built with the people of Kosovo and its numerous institutions.
UNI senior leadership with bells in front of the Campanile in 2023

UNI leadership recreates historic 1926 photo

Check out UNI senior leadership recreating the iconic 1926 photo at the foot of the Campanile with the carillon bells.
Oksana Grybovych Hafermann

UNI names Oksana Grybovych Hafermann new chief of staff

UNI is thrilled to announce Oksana Grybovych Hafermann, EdD, as its next chief of staff, an interim role she has held for the past seven months.
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University of Northern Iowa makes $1.6 billion impact to Iowa’s economy

The University of Northern Iowa contributed $1.6 billion in total added income for Iowa’s economy during the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
President Nook on "Iowa Press"

UNI President Mark Nook appears on IPTV's “Iowa Press”

President Mark A. Nook recently sat down with “Iowa Press” on Iowa Public Television to discuss how the University of Northern Iowa is working to meet the academic needs of Iowa.
President Mark Nook

UNI President Mark Nook named to AASCU Board of Directors

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities named University of Northern Iowa President Mark Nook to its Board of Directors at the association’s annual conference. Nook is one of six new board members nominated to serve a three-year term, expiring in 2025.
Presidential Medallion

Key COVID response staff members awarded Presidential Medallions

Last August, President Nook honored three UNI staff members with Presidential Medallions to recognize how they have helped the university navigate COVID
Shelley O'Connell holding her Presidential Medallion

O'Connell's COVID response efforts draw presidential praise

Because of Shelley O'Connell, UNI campus was able to access rapid COVID tests early. President Nook thanked her in August with a Presidential Medallion.