Willard L. "Sandy" Boyd

Founder, INRC, and President Emeritus, The University of Iowa

My name is Sandy Boyd, and I am a Professor of Law and President Emeritus of the University of Iowa.

Willard \"Sandy\" Boyd

Within the Colleges of Law, Business, and Liberal Arts, I teach courses concerning the legal and managerial operations of nonprofit organizations. This has brought me into contact with many colleagues in a variety of university programs who work with Iowa nonprofit organizations. All of us are eager to be of greater assistance to Iowa's nonprofit sector.

In 2000, we established the Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center (INRC) as a single resource where questions from the nonprofit field across the state can be channeled in order to promptly provide you and your peers with information and assistance from across the University.

We invite your advice and suggestions so that The University of Iowa can be of greater help to you and your nonprofit organization. Our goal is to make this center as relevant as possible to your needs.

Willard L. Boyd

Background

Willard L. Boyd is a lawyer and an educator. He is Rawlings-Miller Professor of Law at The University of Iowa and President Emeritus of The University of Iowa and The Field Museum of Chicago.

Boyd focuses on the role of nonprofits in Iowa and the United States and is one of the founders of the Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center. The Center is a university-wide interdisciplinary program involving departments and faculties from across the University who are interested in and engaged with nonprofit organizations. Boyd teaches courses on the legal and operational aspects of nonprofit organizations, and in 2000, he was appointed by Governor Tom Vilsack to chair the Task Force on the Role of Nonprofit Organizations in Iowa.

Boyd received his BSL and LLB degrees from the University of Minnesota and his LLM and SJD degrees from the University of Michigan. He is a Chester A. Phillips Research Fellow at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Law Institute, the Department of State Cultural Property Advisory Committee, and the board of National Arts Strategies.

He has served as Chairman of the American Association of Universities, Chairman of the National Museum Services Board, Chairman of the Council of the Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar of the American Bar Association, Chairman of the Center for Research Libraries, (Chicago), Chair of the Harry S. Truman Library Institute, Chair of Iowa 2000 (1972-78) and Chair of Imagine Iowa (2001), President of the National Commission on Accrediting, as a member of the National Council on the Arts, the Advisory Board of the Metropolitan Opera, the Advisory Committee for the Getty Education Institute for the Arts, and the Board of Directors of Americans for the Arts, Elderhostel, Illinois Arts and Humanities Councils, the Advisory Board Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and Humanities Iowa.