Mission, Values & Vision

Our mission 

Developing leaders, creating connections, building community

Our values

  • Relationships: Collaborating with and caring about students, alumni, and campus & community partners

  • Inclusion: Affirming and celebrating all backgrounds and personal identities through inclusive and equitable policies, programs, services, and spaces

  • Ingenuity: Nurturing and supporting a culture of creativity that feeds imagination and meaningful discovery

  • Performance: Expecting and achieving a safe environment; strong, ethical business practices; and consistent, exceptional hospitality

  • Student Success: Creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful programs and services, as well as fun activities 

Our vision

The IMU will be known for student success and learning, inclusive programs and activities, exceptional hospitality and service, and trusted campus and community partnerships.

IMU Values Awards

Annually, the IMU selects employees from the organization who embody a particular IMU value throughout the year. Please see below for past recipients. 


  • Relationships: Deb Heck, Iowa Hawk Shop
  • Inclusion: Holly Webb, Center for Student Involvement & Leadership
  • Ingenuity: Patrick Dolphin-Leahy, Event Services & Facility Operations
  • Performance: Krasi Tsonev, University Club
  • Student Success: Stuart Stutzman, Student Organization Business Office


  • Relationships: Mary Schultz, Event Services & Facility Operations
  • Inclusion: Kelly Soukup, Center for Student Involvement & Leadership
  • Ingenuity: Jason Eilderts, Iowa Hawk Shop
  • Performance: Bobbi Houselog, University Club
  • Student Success: Erin Fitzgerald, Marketing + Design