Dr. Sally Mason, president emerita of the University of Iowa
The History of Title IX and Its Implementation; Effects on Higher Education Today
Dr. Mason will discuss her experiences as a university president who implemented Title IX. This talk will illustrate the many aspects involved in changing the sports profiles of universities and the results of those changes today.
Summer Forum events are free and open to the public;
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Sally Mason joined AGB Search in 2015. Dr. Mason is president emerita of the University of Iowa, having served as the institution’s 20th president from August 1, 2007 to July 31, 2015.
At the University of Iowa, Dr. Mason spearheaded a sustainable university initiative, making sustainability a central priority of all aspects of the university enterprise. Other major accomplishments during Dr. Mason’s tenure were a student success initiative that led to increased enrollment and student retention, as well as an expansion of partnership agreements with Iowa’s community colleges in order to offer UI degrees to students throughout the state through on-site and distance learning programs. During her presidency, Iowa conducted a $1.7 billion comprehensive campaign through the University of Iowa Foundation, the largest campaign in university and state history.
Dr. Mason received her B.A. in zoology from the University of Kentucky, her M.S. from Purdue University, and her Ph.D. in cellular, molecular, and developmental biology from the University of Arizona. She has received honorary doctorates from the University of Kentucky and the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. Mason is married to Ken Mason, an educator and textbook author who taught biology at the University of Iowa.