What is the value of having one board oversee these institutions?

This single Board of Regents ensures its institutions have a statewide focus, value, and impact. It establishes policies and exercises broad oversight of the institutions to maximize high-quality education, service to Iowans, effective and efficient use of resources, and public accountability.  The Board also fosters cooperation rather than competition among its institutions in providing education and service and seeking state funding. The state of Iowa has had a combined governing board for higher education since 1909, and this approach has served citizens well since that time.

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