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Hauserman Sets the Tone for UI Comprehensive Campaign

"When I think of The University of Iowa, I think of the students." That's how Tippie College of Business Associate Dean Nancy Hauserman helped set the tone for the University of Iowa's comprehensive fund-raising campaign. Hauserman appeared in the opening of a video produced for the campaign kickoff.

On June 8, the University of Iowa launched the public phase of its seven-year fund-raising campaign, named "Good. Better. Best. Iowa: The Campaign to Advance Our Great University." As part of the University of Iowa's $850 million comprehensive fund-raising campaign, the Henry B. Tippie College of Business has set an $82 million goal to support its students, faculty, facilities and programs.

The fund-raising effort will support Tippie College students in several ways, with $10 million earmarked to attract top students to the UI, help them afford tuition and other expenses, and ensure that they have opportunity to excel. The funds will go to endowed scholarships, graduate student fellowships, and student development programs.

The campaign also will provide $22 million to support students by ensuring that they learn from outstanding teachers and researchers. Private gifts will be used to endow faculty positions, helping recruit and retain quality faculty in the College in the face of increased competition from other high quality business schools for top faculty. Gary Fethke, dean of the Tippie College of Business, emphasizes the need when he says, "Iowa students deserve to learn from the top people in management disciplines, but if Iowa can't provide the salary and benefits packages that other top-ranked business schools offer, our students won't have that opportunity. Those eminent scholars and great teachers will go elsewhere."

A total of $16 million of the campaign funds is being allocated for the Pomerantz Center, where career advising and placement programs and other student services will be housed.

The College also seeks $26 million to support programs such as the Institute for International Business and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center that not only advance the college's reputation for excellence and innovation, but also provide students with specialized learning and research opportunities in a particular field of study. Continued annual support of $8 million over the the course of the campaign (1999-2005) is included in the total Tippie College fund-raising goal.

To learn more about specific initiatives and how you can help the Tippie College of Business reach these essential campaign goals, contact: Floyd Akins, Senior Director of Development at the The University of Iowa Foundation (319) 335-3305, 1 (800) 648-6973.

For more information about the Campaign to Advance Our Great University see: www.uifoundation.org/campaign.


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