The Board of Corrections is scheduled to appoint a new superintendent for a prison facility in southeast Iowa tomorrow.
Pending the board’s approval, Ron Mullen will become the new superintendent of the Mount Pleasant Correctional and Mental Health Facilities. He would succeed the prison’s current superintendent, John Mathes, who is retiring, but will be taking another state job for a year.
Mathes was recently appointed by Governor Culver to fill the position of interim commandant of the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, a position he held once before in 2004. According to Culver’s office, Mathes will serve for one year, while Culver conducts a search to name a permanent commandant for the facility in Marshalltown.
Mullen is currently the assistant director of field services in the Eighth Judicial District and has worked in the Iowa Corrections system since 1984.