Our Mission and Vision

UHR Mission

University Human Resources leads as a strategic partner and trusted resource in advancing Iowa State University as a world-class institution.  

UHR Vision

UHR is committed to advancing Iowa State University as a premier place to work and learn.

  • We attract outstanding faculty and staff.
  • We provide exemplary service and support by delivering high quality information, training and resources.
  • We deliver best practices, innovative solutions, and continuous improvement to engage, develop and retain a diverse workforce.
  • We cultivate an inclusive culture where faculty, staff and students feel valued, respected and empowered.


The Values That Guide Us

Deliver exemplary service

  • UHR has knowledgeable and collaborative staff who partner with our clients to provide responsive, value-added solutions.

Value our people

  • UHR advances an inclusive culture that promotes a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for all. We empower each other and we are one ISU team.

Engage with integrity

  • UHR builds a community of trust by engaging every person with respect, compassion, and integrity; and we act with courage and competence in holding each other accountable.

Advocate for fairness and equity 

  • UHR conducts business in a manner that promotes fairness and equity in our HR policies, practices and procedures. We apply federal, state and university standards consistently and with sensitivity to the diversity of our clients and environment.

Steward our resources

  • UHR takes responsibility for the university resources entrusted to our care including talent, programs, finances, information, environment and reputation. 

Ready for the future

  • UHR ensures that our business practices are relevant today and ready for the future. We are resourceful, creative and forward thinking. 
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