Connect With Us
                     

NEWS

 

Consultant says Iowa universities could be leaner

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Jun 12 2014 10:08AM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A consultant says Iowa's three public universities can save money by changing purchasing practices, more effectively using buildings and cutting utility costs.

The Board of Regents released a summary Wednesday of Deloitte Consulting's initial review of operations at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa.

Deloitte is looking for ways to cut costs, increase revenue and improve services under a contract worth $3.5 million.

Deloitte says that it found limited collaboration among the three universities and siloes within them that lead to "overlapping and duplication of roles, services and programs." Deloitte says it found some inefficient practices that cause delays and frustration.

The consultant will now develop more detailed recommendations to transform their purchasing, academic programs, information technology, use of classrooms and other areas.

Filed Under :
Topics : Education
Location : IowaIowa CityNorthern Iowa
06/12/2014 10:01AM
Consultant says Iowa universities could be leaner
Please Enter Your Comments Below
Title :
Comment :
On Air Now
Kix Listener Club
Recent Posts
Iowa man convicted of credit card schemes
Wildlife biologist says cougar sighting actually house cat sighting
Wild coyotes assist in capture of Iowa fugitive
Iowa high school student agrees to self-isolation over Ebola scares
Senate candidate Ernst cancels newspaper meeting
Tag Cloud
No Tags Found !
Categories 
Archives