Alumni Fellows


The Alumni Fellows program, established in 1999, formally recognizes College of Liberal Arts and Sciences graduates or former students for their outstanding contributions to society, their professions, the college, and the University of Iowa. The program is made possible by funds from the UI Alumni Association Dean’s Chair in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Each year, several CLAS alumni—nominated by the CLAS departments in which they studied—are honored as Alumni Fellows. They are invited to campus for a two- to three-day visit. Each Fellow visits their home department to speak to classes, meets socially with small groups of faculty and students, and makes a public presentation based on their experiences since graduating from the university.

Nomination Information

CLAS faculty members, through their DEOs, are encouraged to forward the names of potential Alumni Fellows to the Dean's Office. The CLAS Strategic Communications team will work with the nominator and DEO to compile a bio and other nominating information for consideration by the CLAS deans.

For further information, please contact Lisa Gray, Office of the Dean, by e-mail ( or by phone (319-353-2970).

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