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Briar Cliff announces new athletic director

May 16, 2019

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the hiring of new athletic director Nic Scandrett.

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Obermeyer named Director of Resource Development, Special Projects at Briar Cliff

Nov 12, 2018

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the promotion of Larry Obermeyer to Director of Resource Development and Special Projects for the University ...


Todd Knealing

Briar Cliff University names Knealing provost, vice president for academic affairs

May 8, 2017

Dr. Todd Knealing has been named vice president for academic affairs and provost at Briar Cliff University. ...


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Briar Cliff University announces new Board of Trustee members

Feb 13, 2017

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that Moses D. Elam, M.D. and Mark D. Schuett have joined the Board of Trustees for the university. ...


Dr. Hamid Shirvani

Dr. Shirvani reflects on his first semester leading Briar Cliff University

Jan 26, 2017

The recently appointed president of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City insists every day brings a smile to his face. ...


BCU president, Dr. Shirvani, makes appearance on KSCJ’s ‘Grow Siouxland’

Dec 3, 2016

Recently Dr. Hamid Shirvani, president of Briar Cliff, was a guest on the “Grow Siouxland” radio program and discussed everything from his personal upbringing in Iran to his five-year plan for BCU. ...


Emeriti Reception

Briar Cliff unveils display honoring faculty emeriti

Nov 19, 2016

Briar Cliff University unveiled a permanent display honoring its faculty emeriti on Nov. 18 during a ceremony on campus. ...


Special Education at Briar Cliff

New special education program will address shortage in community

Nov 14, 2016

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President Shirvani: Proposed changes aimed at making Briar Cliff a top-flight institution

Nov 13, 2016

Dr. Hamid Shirvani came to Briar Cliff University with a plan to take the school to unseen heights. ...


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Briar Cliff ranked among nation's Top 10 Catholic online colleges

Oct 26, 2016

Briar Cliff University is ranked No. 10 on a list of the nation’s top Catholic online colleges, according to an annual report by the website OnlineColleges.com. ...


President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Briar Cliff named to president’s national community service honor roll

Oct 19, 2016

Briar Cliff University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the sixth consecutive year. ...


‘Spirit of family’ makes Briar Cliff feel like home to new president

Sep 18, 2016

Dr. Hamid Shirvani hasn’t been in Iowa very long. But it hasn’t taken the new Briar Cliff University president much time to feel like he's home. ...


Briar Cliff ranks among U.S. “Best Regional Colleges”

Sep 13, 2016

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Briar Cliff University ranks among America’s best regional colleges, according to the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2017” edition released today. ...