Office of Governmental Relations

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UNI CampanileWelcome to the home page of the University of Northern Iowa's Office of Governmental Relations. Please take the opportunity to browse the links to the left to learn more about UNI and its legislative priorities. If you'd like further information, use any of the e-mail links at the bottom of this page.

The University of Northern Iowa has been educating Iowans since 1876. Among Iowa’s universities, none bears the distinctive imprint of “Iowa” like UNI.  Approximately ninety percent of UNI students are from Iowa, and nearly 75 percent remain in the state after graduation, providing leadership for Iowa’s future.

The University of Northern Iowa is Iowa’s only public university distinguished by its emphasis on undergraduate education. Having been founded as an institution for preparing public school teachers, teaching has been at the heart of UNI’s mission ever since. In addition to educating Iowa’s future leaders, UNI has forged strong partnerships with Iowa’s business and educational communities. Service to Iowa is an important component of UNI’s mission as we help to diversify, expand and strengthen Iowa’s economy. At UNI, our rich history of preparing teaching professionals, our present base of undergraduate excellence, and our growing initiatives in distance learning combine to make the university.


Mark A. Nook


Mary Braun

State Relations Officer, Board of Regents, State of Iowa