The University of Iowa


Welcome to the Office of the Provost at the University of Iowa! 

Montse Fuentes
As executive vice president and provost, I am honored to oversee the academic mission at the University of Iowa, a premier public research university that puts students first. 

Preserving access to excellent higher education, providing a transformational learning experience, and ensuring the opportunity for timely completion of a degree are critical components of our commitment to student success.  We offer a small college experience with all the resources of a large public higher education institution, using state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality instruction to provide a personalized experience.   Our students have access to exceptional research faculty and scholars, and to experiential learning opportunities such as hands-on research, internships, and study abroad that expand their learning beyond the walls of the classroom. 

As an institution with the highest research activity Carnegie classification and a proud member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), we integrate research across our educational mission.  Faculty, staff, and student research, scholarship, and creative endeavors are enhancing student learning, advancing society and science, and improving the well-being of the citizens of Iowa and beyond. 

Research is just one of the many ways we serve and engage with the people of Iowa, our nation, and the world to create a better future.  Others include world class health care, cultural opportunities such as performances and lectures, and continuing and distance education.  Most important, we are preparing the next generation of scientists, scholars, artists, skilled professionals, leaders, and responsible global citizens.

In everything we do, a core value that guides us is an unwavering commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, which are fundamental to our pursuit of excellence in every area of our academic mission.   

I am so pleased to be part of this remarkable university community, and to have the opportunity to help support a path to success for every Hawkeye.  I welcome you to join us as we move into our bright future together. 


Montse Fuentes
Executive Vice President and Provost