IOWA CITY — After 17 years, the University of Iowa Alumni Association will have a new leader.
Longtime association president Vince Nelson is retiring at the end of July, and UI alumnus Jeffrey Kueter has been chosen to take over, UI officials announced last week.
Kueter, president of the George C. Marshall Institute in Arlington, Va., received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the UI in 1993 and serves on the political science department’s alumni advisory board.
He also earned a pair of master’s degrees from George Washington University — one in security policy and science and technology policy studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs and one in political science from the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.
Kueter received the UI Alumni Association’s distinguished young alumni award in 2011.
Before 2002 — when he began leading the George C. Marshall Institute, a non-profit organization that conducts technical assessments of scientific issues with an impact on public policy — Kueter was research director for the National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing.
He also manages the Capital Area Iowa Club of Washington, D.C., and he served on the UI Alumni Association’s board of directors from 2002 to 2009.
Kueter will begin his new job July 31.
The UI Alumni Association’s mission is to “strengthen the university through alumni engagement.” It aims to provide opportunities for “learning, fellowship and strategic alliances that include and benefit all alumni.”
UI President Sally Mason, in a news release, said Kueter’s “extensive management experience and volunteer work coupled with his dedication to his alma mater will position him well to lead the Alumni Association in the years ahead.”
Kueter, in a statement, said he’s excited to return to Iowa City and is looking forward to building on the ties “that bind UI alumni across the country and the world.”