Iowa regents to select new board president
IOWA CITY (AP) — Members of the Iowa Board of Regents will name a new president to lead their board, which governs Iowa's three public universities.
The regents meet today at the University of Iowa.
The agenda includes picking a president to replace Craig Lang, who left the board when his term expired in April. The Democratic-controlled Senate blocked Republican Gov. Terry Branstad's appointment of Lang to a second six-year term.
Board member Bruce Rastetter has served as interim president since Lang's departure.
A top donor to Branstad and a powerful Republican agribusiness executive, he would appear to be in line for the top job.
He's been praised for improving relations with the Legislature.
But Rastetter's also been in the middle of controversies involving academic freedom, board transparency and his own business dealings.