Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Leadership Group

The Graduates of the Last Decade, or GOLD Leadership Group, advocates for the interests of recent University of Iowa graduates and welcomes alumni who earned a degree within the past 10 years.


The GOLD Leadership Group develops and strengthens the bond between recent alumni and the University of Iowa by:

  • Advocating for the interests and needs of recent graduates
  • Offering strategies to increase awareness and support from recent graduates
  • Promoting and participating in university activities and programming
  • Educating fellow alumni on the mission, goals, and initiatives of the University of Iowa Center for Advancement


Members of the GOLD Leadership Group agree to the following:

  • Serve for a term of three years
  • Attend biannual meetings either in-person or via conference call
  • Actively participate in group functions by providing feedback, sharing information, expressing opinions, brainstorming, and voting
  • Participate in quarterly conference calls in between the biannual meetings
  • Support philanthropic efforts by giving back time, talents, or resources each year of membership service
  • Stay updated on university news and quarterly publications
  • Reflect the University of Iowa Center for Advancement core values

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To learn more about other ways to get involved with the University of Iowa, check out additional Iowa Alumni Networks and volunteer opportunities.

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