Member Bios

View Bruce Rastetter's Biography
President
Bruce Rastetter is a lifelong Iowan committed to making a difference in our state. He is a successful entrepreneur of agriculture and energy-related companies as well as a community leader dedicated to improving the quality and affordability of higher education in Iowa. He learned the value of hard work and...
View Katie Mulholland's Biography
President Pro Tem
Katie Mulholland, Marion, retired as superintendent of schools for Linn-Mar Community School District in 2015 after serving in that role since 2003. She previously held positions as assistant superintendent for PK-12 school districts in Naperville, IL; Dubuque, IA; and Ottumwa, IA. Her career in public education began as a teacher...
View Sherry Bates's Biography
Regent Sherry Bates of Scranton spent her career as a social worker in Greene County. This included more than 20 years with the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson and several years with the Iowa Department of Human Services. Regent Bates is actively involved in her community through her service...
View Patricia Cownie's Biography
Regent Patricia Cownie of Des Moines has been an active public servant in a large variety of central Iowa community initiatives for many years. She currently serves on the Drake University Board of Trustees, and she has served on the Board of Directors for a number of community organizations including...
View Milt Dakovich's Biography
Milt Dakovich of Waterloo is president of Aspro, Inc., an asphalt paving company based in Waterloo. With his professional and educational experience, he brings to the Board of Regents a strong background in construction. After growing up in Des Moines, he earned his B.S. from Iowa State University in both...
View Rachael Johnson's Biography
Rachael Johnson, a former North High School student from Sioux City, Iowa was appointed to the Board of Regents on May 1, 2015. Rachael, a junior at the University of Northern Iowa, is pursuing a degree in Elementary and Middle Level Education. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she hopes to...
View Larry McKibben's Biography
Former state Senator Larry McKibben of Marshalltown has personal experience with each of Iowa’s public universities. He earned his J.D. from the University of Iowa in 1972 and a B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa in 1970, and he has served as a graduate teaching assistant at Iowa State...
View Michael Richards's Biography
Dr. Michael Richards of West Des Moines is vice chairman and managing partner of Quatro Composites in Orange City, Iowa, which specializes in manufacturing equipment for the aerospace and medical industries. Richards, who also serves as vice chairman of Wild Rose Entertainment, president of Richards Consulting Group, and as a...
View Subhash Sahai's Biography
Dr. Subhash Sahai of Webster City received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Iowa in 1973 and a Master of Arts in Biology from the University of Northern Iowa in 1970. Dr. Sahai has been practicing medicine in Webster City since 1976 where he is President of...