The Iowa Board of Regents met this morning (Monday) in a closed session to discuss the search for a new University of Iowa president — but did not make any decisions. Regents president Michael Gartner of Des Moines gave a short statement after the board reconvened in open session.
Gartner says the regents met for 90 minutes to discuss “personnel issues relating to the search for a new president for the University of Iowa. It was a productive session.” While Gartner says it was a productive session — he says they didn’t make any final decisions.
Gartner says they have no announcement to make at this time. Gartner says he does not know when the regents will meet again. The regents selection process has come under criticism for the way it has been handled, with little information released on the search. Last month the regents met and dissolved their search committee and said the four finalists selected by the committee were not good enough.