U. of Northern Iowa stresses ‘urgency’ of reversing enrollment drop

August 28, 2019 | The Gazette

On the first day of the fall semester Monday, fewer students than last year showed up at the University of Northern Iowa, and President Mark Nook acknowledged that in a welcome-back address, framing the enrollment dip as an opportunity to reinvent the UNI brand, repeat this year’s tuition freeze and redouble recruitment of Iowa’s minority populations and out-of-state prospects.

“The doom and gloom is there,” Nook said in the address. “And it will happen unless we think about how to serve that group of students in particular that traditionally hasn’t gone on to college.

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