- According to an Aug. 3 letter from Iowa Board of Regents President Craig Lang, University of Iowa President Sally Mason's employment has been considered at-will since Aug. 1, with the board asking Mason to "reframe and reprioritize" her goals for the coming year.
- In a statement, Mason said that she and the board agreed upon goals including improving outreach across the state and a better relationship between the school and state Legislature, and that she is satisfied with the board's approval of a 5-year deferred compensation plan ending June 30, 2016.
- Members of the board of regents decline to comment on the reasons for not awarding Mason a new contract, and while Lang has praised Mason's suggestion to freeze tuition this spring for students at the state's three public universities, Mason has also weathered numerous controversies including student-athlete adviser Peter Gray's resignation over sexual harassment incidents and a growing scandal this week in the school's College of Education.
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University of Iowa President Sally Mason has been working without a contract since Aug. 1, an Iowa Board of Regents document shows. “Your employment relationship with the Board as President will be considered at-will commencing August 1, 2012,” Regents President Craig Lang said in an Aug. 3 letter to Mason. ...