Iowa Board of Regents

Rachael Johnson Announces Resignation from Board of Regents

March 18, 2019

Regent Rachael Johnson has announced that she will resign from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa effective April 30, 2019. Johnson’s term began May 1, 2015.

“I am grateful to have been the student member of the Board of Regents for the past four years,” Johnson said. “Serving Iowa’s public universities, special schools, and citizens as a Regent has been an honor and a privilege. My time on the Board has been an experience I will always treasure. I am proud of all that the Board has accomplished the past four years, and I have no doubt these successes will continue in the future.”

In April 2017, Johnson was honored with the Truman Scholarship, awarded annually by the Harry S. Truman Foundation in support of its mission to select and support the next generation of public service leaders. Johnson graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in elementary and middle level education in May 2018. For the past year, she has participated in the Truman Albright Fellows program and has worked for the Truman Scholarship Foundation as its resident scholar.

“Regent Johnson has been an outstanding member of the Board, and I am so appreciative of her service,” said Board of Regents President Mike Richards. “She is exceedingly committed to public higher education and has been a strong advocate for our Regent institutions. She also did a remarkable job on a variety of Board committees, including as chair of our Campus and Student Affairs Committee. We wish her nothing but the best moving forward.”

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