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UI names flood mitigation task force to advise on campus changes


IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- The University of Iowa has appointed a 14-member flood mitigation task force that will serve as the university community's voice in planning changes to reduce the risk from future Iowa River flooding.

The task force of faculty and staff members will meet through the fall with numerous faculty, staff and student constituencies to hear their thoughts and concerns about possible actions that might be taken.

In March, the task force will report its findings and conclusions to University of Iowa President Sally Mason, as well as share them with consultants from Ayres Associates and Sasaki Associates, two firms that are advising the university on flood mitigation planning.

Task force members include:
--Wallace Loh, executive vice president and provost
--Doug True, senior vice president and treasurer
--Cheryl Reardon Hoogerwerf, assistant to the vice president for research.
--Joe Kearney, associate dean, College of Liberal Arts & Science.
--Lucie Laurian, assistant professor, Urban & Regional Planning.
--Lola Lopes, emeritus professor, Tippie College of Business.
--George Malanson, professor, Geography.
--Gene Parkin, professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering.
--John Beldon Scott, professor, Art & Art History.
--Mike Valde, environmental compliance manager.
Ex officio members:
--Barbara Eckstein, associate provost, Office of the Provost.
--Don Guckert, associate vice president, Facilities Management.
--George Hollins, University Business Manager.
--Donna Pearcy, director, Office of Risk Management.

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