SUPPORT SHOWN: Colleagues, Students Back Mason

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Leaders at the University of Iowa are getting behind their president.

Documents surfaced last week, showing Sally Mason is working without a contract. It expired in August, making Mason an “at will” employee.

Mason has also been criticized by both the Board of Regents and Gov. Terry Branstad.

Wednesday faculty, staff and student leaders issued a statement supporting Mason’s work. It says under mason’s leadership the university survived a flood and serious budget cuts.

The statement also says retention has increased and faculty research improved during mason’s tenure.