U. of Iowa Provost to Create Outreach Office

The Old Capitol and the Pentacrest, east side, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. (Gazette/KCRG)

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By Rachel Begle

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The University of Iowa is creating a new office to promote and enhance the school's efforts to have teachers, researchers and students partner with communities across Iowa.

Provost Barry Butler said Monday that the new Office of Outreach and Engagement backs up the university's commitment to improving the lives of Iowans.

He said the office would be led by epidemiology professor Linda Snetselaar, a Faculty Senate leader, on an interim basis effective June 1. A search for a permanent associate provost to fill the role will be conducted within a year.

Butler says the office will coordinate existing and new efforts to recognize and promote publicly-engaged scholarship and creative activity. The office will also create an online database listing the university's community partners and projects and the impact they have.

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