Vision and Mission


To be a leading and innovative institution for outreach and engagement efforts nationwide.


The University of Iowa Office of Outreach & Engagement seeks to foster connections between faculty, staff, students, and communities. We strive to facilitate collaboration among the multitude of outreach and engagement efforts on campus and connect our programs with the state of Iowa. Through campus-wide and state-wide initiatives we work to make a difference by growing community partnerships.

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.