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Longtime Iowa Athletics administrator Fred Mims to retire next month

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Longtime University of Iowa Athletics administrator Fred Mims will retire after 38 years of service at the end of June.  Mims, a former University of Iowa student-athlete who established the UI Athletics Department's Office of Student Services and was a member of the senior staff for more than 30 years and three directors of athletics, will retire from the UI on June 30. Mims is currently serving in a dual capacity on the UI campus:  He remains engaged as a member of the senior staff for current UI Director of Athletics Gary Barta, working specifically on matters of student athlete affairs in addition to being the sport administrator in charge of the UI's wresting and baseball programs. He is also serving as the director of the University of Iowa's Office of Center for Diversity and Enrichment, a position he was asked to assume by UI President Sally Mason which is responsible for providing programs and activities that support the ability of underserved students to increase their skills to thrive and succeed at the University of Iowa.

“Fred's unique perspective as a student-athlete and a long-time administrative leader served him well as he mentored and worked with thousands of Hawkeye students over nearly 40 years. He helped shape a culture at Iowa committed to providing young people a great experience athletically and academically. His impact on Hawkeye Athletics will remain long after his retirement. I know he'll continue to serve our community, state, and the University for years to come,” said UI Director of Athletics Gary Barta.

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