Patricia Geadelmann Files, ca. 1986-2008

Collection Overview

Title: Patricia Geadelmann Files, ca. 1986-2008

Record Series: 02/00/02/04

Record Group:

02/00/02 Faculty & Staff Papers

Creator: Geadelmann, Patricia

Date: ca. 1986-2008

Extent: 2 boxes (2.5 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: Materials entirely in English.

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Historical Note

Patricia Geadelmann became a member of the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) faculty in 1972 as a physical education instructor in the Department of Teaching. She earned her bachelor's degree in physical education from UNI and received her masters degree in physical education from the University of Iowa. Additionally, she obtained er Ed.D. from the University of North Carolina, where she focused on physical education-educational administration and curriculum.

Throughout her career, Geadelmann held a few different positions within the UNI administration. In 1984, she joined the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation faculty and was appointed the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs. In 1988, Geadelmann became UNI's director of Governmental Relations, a position in which she served until 1996, when she became the Executive Assistant to the President and Director of External Relations. From 2001-2016 (her retirement), she was Special Assistant to the President.  During her time at UNI, Geadelmann was a member of the Faculty Senate and the head of Price Laboratory School's physical education department.

Geadelmann was involved in, and recognized by, a variety of organizations. In 1981, she received the Mabel Lee Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and was recognized "as one of 10 Outstanding Young Women in Iowa." Additionally, Geadelmann was a member of the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women and served as its chairperson.

Scope and Content

This collection documents Professor Geadelmann's role in the university's development of its vision and marketing strategy.  It contains files on federal appropriations sought by the university.  Material relating to the development of the Wellness/Recreation Center project are especially strong.


Box 1

  • Folder 1: Advancement events and President Koob's calendar, 2000
  • Folder 2: Alumni survey, preliminary results, 1998
  • Folder 3: ACE public education survey, 2001
  • Folder 4: Budget cuts and layoffs, 1991
  • Folder 5: Budget process, 1996-1997
  • Folder 6: Business leadership conference, 1986
  • Folder 7: Jodie Butler/Gretchen Tegeler visit, 1995
  • Folder 8: Cedar Lakes Continuing Center
  • Folder 9: CPA examination results, 1994-2004
  • Folder 10: College Hill disturbances, 1996
  • Folder 11: Committee for Iowa's Future Growth
  • Folder 12: Community building and entertainment
  • Folder 13: Constituency relations management, 1997-1999
  • Folder 14: Constituency Relations Management Group
  • Folder 15: Des Moines appreciation reception
  • Folder 16: Des Moines area marketing, 1992-1993
  • Folder 17: Distribution of faculty excellence funds, 1990
  • Folder 18: Early childhood symposium, 1997
  • Folder 19: Early childhood education
  • Folder 20: Educational planning
  • Folder 21: Enrollment and educational financing, 1991-1992
  • Folder 22: Envisioning education presentation, 1999
  • Folder 23: Federal appropriation requests, FY 2003 and FY 2004

Box 2

  • Folder 1: Federal appropriation requests, F Y2005, FY 2006, F Y2007, and FY 2008
  • Folder 2: Fisher Commission:  government spending reform, 1995-1996
  • Folder 3: KUNI
  • Folder 4: Legislative visits, 1988-2002
  • Folder 5: Public Relations Task Force, 1996
  • Folder 6: Teleproduction Committee, 1997-1998
  • Folder 7: UNI image; Crawford/Johnson report
  • Folder 8: UNI marketing communications audit, 1999, 2003
  • Folder 9: Vision project, 1998
  • Folder 10: Wellness/Recreation Center planning documents


Processing Information

Collection processed and described by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, April 22, 2011. Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, October 2017 and February 2018 and Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield, March 2020. Linear feet updated August 8, 2017.