Last fall, UI President Bruce Harreld challenged the leaders of the UIAA and UIF, Jeff Kueter and Lynette Marshall, respectively, to present a new vision of alumni engagement for the University of Iowa. Representatives from both the UIAA and UIF were appointed to collaborate with UI staff to help develop this new vision and strategy and report back to President Harreld.
This group submitted their vision proposal and met with President Harreld on Friday, March 24 to discuss. It is President Harreld's decision to combine both organizations into new single entity that will provide a seamless, unified alumni engagement model. This new organization will be lead by current UIF CEO/President Lynette Marshall. You can read President Harreld's memo announcement here along with the supporting reports: https://president.uiowa.edu/people-and-initiatives/new-advancement-model
Much is unknown how this will affect IOWA Clubs across the country and specifically, the CAIC. Both National Boards for the UIAA and UIF will be tasked to help develop this new organization and determine its new functionality. Rest assured, the local CAIC Board will still work to provide you the best Iowa engagement possible and as we learn more, we will share new information.
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