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Regents Balance Governance Responsibilities

posted Oct 5, 2009, 5:23 PM by Andy Bock   [ updated Oct 5, 2009, 8:01 PM ]
Some Iowa legislators are criticizing the possibility of paying bonuses—or performance incentives—to presidents of Iowa's three state universities.  But legislators don't directly control the universities.  Governing the universities is up to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. It's a nine-member board, appointed by the Governor, overseeing an enterprise of nearly 46,000 faculty and staff, and a $4-billion budget.  Iowa Public Radio's Dean Borg reports Regents occasionally have struggled with, and changed, their approach to governance. (3:58) Stream audio (broadband). Listen Download audio (dial-up). Right-click to save target as. Download