“Students First” is not just a slogan, but also an ongoing agenda of Bob’s tenure at the university. His efforts at promoting and strengthening relationships between the university and the rest of the state are great stepping-stones for increasing student opportunities within Iowa. Yet Bob’s vision and commitment to this community go far beyond the University of Northern Iowa’s campus. Being involved in several area chambers and development organizations is also part of his vision and loyalty to this area. Developing these relationships between UNI and the community certainly makes the Cedar Valley a better place to live, work and raise a family.