News

Iowa Regents Studies Possible Efficiencies

Iowa Regents Studies Possible Efficiencies

Photo: clipart.com

The Iowa Board of Regents released a list of eight areas consultant Deloitte says will be the focus of the second phase of an effort to increase efficiency at the three state-supporterd universities. Regents spokesperson, Sheila Doyle Koppin, spoke with reporters about the information.


The eight areas are: Sourcing & Procurement (purchasing practices); Academic Programs; Information Technology Services; Facilities; Finance; Human Resources; Strategic Space Utilization and Student Services. Koppin says the consultants will now focus these areas.


The information released is very general and gives no estimates on how much money the schools could save in each area. Koppin says they are not putting any numbers on any of the areas at this point.

The Board of Regents has already approved three-point-five million dollars for the review. The review started with a focus of over 100 areas and was narrowed down to the final eight. The sports operations at University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa were not in the final cut.

The phase two forums will begin on June 16th at the University of Northern Iowa. The second is at the University of Iowa on June 19th and the final forum is at Iowa State University on June 24th. You can see the complete summary of the phase one report on the board’s website at: www.regents.iowa.gov

Recent Headlines

in Local

State Prison Inmate Back In Custody

Fresh
inmate

A minimum-security state prison inmate who failed to return to the minimum-security unit on the grounds of the South Dakota State Penitentiary on July 17th is back in custody.

in Local

Rural Areas To Be Included In Economic Development

Ricketts

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says rural areas of the state won’t be left out of economic development plans.

in Local

Wind Farm Facing Opposition

WindEnergy

A group called “We Care” is working to stop development of a large wind farm in Lincoln County in south east South Dakota.

in Local

Utility Rates Going Up In South Dakota

electric poles

Most of the investor owned utilities in South Dakota have either raised electric rates, or have a case before the Public Utilities Commission seeking to do that.

in Local

Iowa To Count Critters

deer fawn

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is preparing to launch an annual wildlife population survey.