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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 20, 2004

UI Plans Reception To Welcome New Provost Hogan And Wife

The University of Iowa will host a reception to welcome new Provost Michael Hogan and his wife, Virginia, to the university and the community on Monday, Sept. 27, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The reception, which is open to the public, will be held in the 4th floor assembly halls at the Levitt Center for University Advancement, corner of Park Road and N. Riverside Drive.

Parking is available in the adjacent Hancher parking lots. A map showing the building location is available on the UI website,

Hogan returned to the UI in May to serve as Provost, the chief academic officer for the university. A native of Waterloo, he first came to the UI as a graduate student after earning a bachelor's degree at the University of Northern Iowa. Not only did he earn a master's and doctorate in history, but he and Virginia met on campus and the two exchanged vows in Iowa City.

Virginia Hogan, a native of Appleton, Wis., earned a bachelor's degree from Marycrest College and a master's degree from the UI College of Education. She spent her career in public school teaching.

Before returning to the UI, Michael Hogan had been a faculty member and administrator at Ohio State University since 1986. A history professor, he specializes in the history of American diplomacy and national security affairs. He served as chair of the Ohio State history department from 1993 to 1999, as dean of the College of Humanities from 1999 to 2003, and as executive dean of the Colleges of the Arts and Sciences in July 2001.

Prior to joining the faculty at Ohio State, he was at Miami University for nine years. He has also been on the faculties at Stony Brook University and at the University of Texas, Austin.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Geraghty Kenyon, 319-384-0011,