Vision and Mission


To be a catalyst for innovative teaching and learning at the University, transforming communities throughout Iowa, and preparing students to be global citizens.


To grow mutually beneficial partnerships and enhance curricular efforts by connecting faculty, staff, and student resources of the University to people and places across Iowa to positively impact community issues and opportunities.

Brief History

The Office of Outreach & Engagement was established in spring 2013 to promote collaboration between University of Iowa faculty, staff, students, and community partners across the state. The Office reflects the university's emphasis on creating a "better future for Iowans," one of four strategic priority areas outlined in the UI strategic plan, Renewing the Iowa Promise.