Emil Rinderspacher retired in June 2015 as the University's Director of Admissions.  After receiving his BA and MA from the University of Iowa, he started his UI professional career in 1976 in the then College of Business as an academic adviser and assistant to Dean Ernie Zuber.  Emil served as the Director of Orientation for several years and then began his career in Admissions.  During his 39 years at the University, he says he’s most proud of the
work he did developing the On Iowa! Immersion program for new students which has become a University tradition.  “When I was director of Orientation in the late 70’s, we talked about the need for an immersion experience for new students right before classes begin.  To be asked to create this program in 2010 as a special assignment was incredibly fulfilling both personally and professionally.”

Emil is past chair of the board of directors of City Circle Acting Company of Coralville, serves on the Senior College committee, and is an active Master Gardener.  His yard and gardens are frequently featured on area garden tours.  Since retirement he’s followed in his daughter’s footsteps and taken up acting and has appeared in five musicals in the area.  He and his wife, Dr. Susan Goodner, have three children (David, Joe, and Mary) and three grandchildren.