Tuesday, May 23, 2017

President Nook Shares his Vision for UNI

May 17, 2017 - We had a very special guest at our last Wednesday Kiwanis meeting.  The new University of Northern Iowa President, Dr. Mark Nook spoke to a full house of Rough Risers Club members who were there to eagerly await hearing his message.  

He began by explaining that his priority was to have the UNI graduates impact their society and communities positively and provide them the tools and knowledge to do that.  He wants all the graduating seniors to take pride in their diplomas and leave school with a smaller debt ratio than earlier students.  His main goal is to increase the student population to 14,000 and create a positive learning environment for UNI students. 

Dr. Nook recognized UNI's Athletics teams as ranking in the Top 10 for academics in the NCAA Division 1 Athletics.  This is further support that the students receive a well-rounded education in the 3 Pillars—Diversity - Educaton - Community.  

We will invite President Nook back again for updates on his successful tenure at UNI.
Written by Lynn Barnes

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