University of Iowa VP warns of ‘profound’ drop in student numbers over next decade

July 29, 2019 | The Gazette

The long-term outlook for higher education is bleak, and Iowa will be right in the crosshairs — requiring its institutions to take prompt action and instigate immediate planning to survive, according to Brent Gage, associate vice president for enrollment management with the University of Iowa.

“We know it’s coming, and so we have to prepare now,” Gage told a crowd of Johnson County community leaders during a noon rotary meeting.

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