Call for nominations: The Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy

The Office of the Provost honors a current University of Iowa administrator, staff member, or faculty member (in a non-teaching role) each year who supports undergraduate education and who serves as a strong, effective advocate for undergraduate students with the Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy.

The recipient of the award will receive a $1,000 honorarium and a certificate and the recipient’s name will be added to a plaque displayed prominently in the Admission Visitors Center where prospective students and parents can see the importance we place on undergraduate students and their educational experience.

Eligibility: All current UI administrators, staff, and faculty in a non-teaching role are eligible.

Nominations: All current faculty, staff, and students are welcome to make nominations, which should include a nomination form, a narrative letter, and two letters of support. Instructions for how to nominate and a link to the online nomination form are available at

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. If you have questions regarding the online nomination process or have any problems with your submission of the online nomination, please contact Angie Cochran at