Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) Webpage

Dear Campus Community:

As of today, there are still no reported cases of coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”) in Iowa, or within our campus community, and our overall risk remains low.

The University of Northern Iowa is actively engaged in efforts to prepare for and mitigate the impacts from coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”). UNI’s COVID-19 Task Force is meeting regularly to coordinate preparations and has developed the website prepare.uni.edu to provide timely information to campus. There you will find information related to on-campus resources, travel restrictions, trusted sources of information, as well as the opportunity to provide suggestions to the task force.

This website will be updated regularly with information regarding the university's preparation and response to COVID-19.

The task force, which is led by me, includes the following UNI leaders:

Michelle Byers
Assistant VP & Director of HR Services

Janet Despard
Director of Dining Services Administration

Kyle Fogt
Associate Counsel of University Counsel

Leah Gutknecht
Assistant to President, Compliance & Equity Management

Michael Hager
Senior VP of Finance & Operations

Helen Haire
Director & Chief of Police, Public Safety

David Marchesani
Director of Academic Advising

Marty Mark
Chief Information Officer

Cassie Mathes
Director of University Relations

Shelley O'Connell
Executive Director of Student Health & Well-being Services

Philip Plourde
Executive Director of International Programs

Allyson Rafanello
Dean of Students

Nicholas Rafanello
Director of Residence Life & Hall Program Administration

Joseph Rayzor
Director of Risk Management, Environment Health & Safety

Jennifer Schneiderman
Director of Counseling Center

John Vallentine
Associate Provost for Faculty & Professor, Academic Affairs

Michael Walter
Associate Professor of Biology

Kristin Woods
Interim Assoc VP for Enrollment Management, Admissions

Michael Zwanziger
Assistant VP & Director of Facilities Management


Panther Proud,

Joseph Rayzor
Director of Risk Management