The Ottumwa Courier

February 11, 2014

Iowa regents to hire consultant for cutting costs

Ottumwa Courier

---- — IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Board of Regents is expected to hire a consultant to conduct a wide-ranging review of the state's three public universities to look for ways to cut costs.

The regents will meet by telephone Tuesday to hire a management consultant for the review, which is expected to scrutinize everything from academic programs to student services.

The regents sought proposals for the work in December, and responses were due last month.

The RFP says the board is looking for a consultant to "build a business case for cost savings" by looking at staffing levels, performance, organization and operations. The consultant is expected to recommend savings that can be found through "changes in the delivery model, business processes, policies" and technology.