The board which oversees the three state-supported universities, elected new leadership today at its meeting in Iowa City. The Board of Regents elected Bruce Rastetter of Alden to serve out the presidential term of former president Craig Lang who failed to win enough votes in the Iowa Senate to remain on the board.
Rastetter had been the president pro-tem and became the interim president after Lang left the board. Rastetter was the focus of an ethics complaint filed last June by the group Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, which claimed he Rastetter used his position on the Board of Regents to advance a business deal in Tanzania involving Iowa State University and his agribusiness company, AgriSol Energy.
The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board voted last August to unanimously to dismiss the complaint against Rastetter.The board also elected Katie Mulholland of Marion to serve out Rastetter’s term as president pro-tem. The terms of the board’s leaders run for two years and the current terms will expire in June of 2014.