New Northern Iowa President Hired

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa  —  The University of Northern Iowa will have a new president starting in February.

Today the Iowa Board of Regents chose Mark Nook as the 11th president in school history.  Nook previously served as chancellor at Montana State University Billings.  His first day on the job will be February 1st, 2017.

Nook began his academic career as an undergraduate at Southwest Minnesota State University.  From there he went on to grad school at Iowa State University where he earned a masters in astrophysics.  He also holds a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Nook replaces Bill Ruud who left Cedar Falls after three years to take over Marietta College in Ohio.