Iowa Board of Regents

Mary Andringa Announces Resignation from Board of Regents

April 27, 2016

Regent Mary Andringa has announced that she is resigning from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa effective April 30, 2016. Andringa’s term began May 1, 2015.

"I underestimated the time required to fully serve in this role given my pre-existing commitments and responsibilities. I have come to realize that I do not have the capacity necessary to fulfill the needs of this position at a level that is acceptable to me," said Andringa, who serves as Chair of the Board for Vermeer Corporation and also holds multiple other board positions and national governmental relations roles. "When I accepted the appointment, I was nearing the end of my tenure as CEO of Vermeer and was confident I would have the time to serve the state through the Board of Regents. Unfortunately that is not the case.

"I am proud of my time serving on the Board and of what we accomplished. My passion for education and preparing students for future workforce needs of our great state is as strong as ever," Andringa said. "I look forward to continuing to find ways to contribute to that progress."

"We appreciate Mary’s dedication and service to the Board of Regents," said Board President Bruce Rastetter. "She has served this Board with distinction, including as Chair of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Committee. We understand and respect her decision, and wish her the best as she continues to serve our state well in so many ways."

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Contact: Josh Lehman, 515-242-5095

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