Zack Leist Appointed as Regent
Zack Leist, a junior at Iowa State University, has been appointed to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa by Governor Kim Reynolds.
“It is a great honor to be asked to serve as a Regent,” Leist said. “I know this is a big responsibility and I will do the best I can to learn and serve on the Board. I hope that I can use my knowledge and skills to best represent students from Iowa State, Iowa and UNI. I am looking forward to this exciting opportunity.”
Leist is majoring in agricultural business, international agriculture and economics, with a minor in agronomy. He is involved in a wide variety of activities at Iowa State, including Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, the Agricultural Business Club, the Iowa Corn Growers Club, the Collegiate Cattlemen’s Club and CALS Ambassadors. He has also made several study abroad trips. Leist currently works as an intern at Syngenta. He originally hails from Clarion, Iowa, and was the 2017 Valedictorian at CGD High School.
“We welcome Regent Leist to the Board,” said Board of Regents President Mike Richards. “We look forward to working with him and getting his views on issues that come before the Board. The perspective of a current student is critical as we continue to strive to provide a top-quality education to our students.”
Leist fills the unexpired term of Rachael Johnson, who resigned in March. Leist’s term on the Board expires on April 30, 2021.