Iowa Board of Regents

Dr. Jim Lindenmayer Appointed to Iowa Board of Regents

Dr. Jim Lindenmayer of Ottumwa was appointed to the Board of Regents on June 29, 2018, by Governor Kim Reynolds to fill the unexpired term of Subhash Sahai. His term on the board expires April 30, 2019.

"I'm pleased that someone of Jim Lindenmayer's caliber is joining the Board of Regents," said Board President Mike Richards. "His wealth of experience and depth of knowledge of higher education issues will make him a huge asset to the Regent enterprise. I look forward to working with Dr. Lindemayer as we continue our mission to proved high-quality, accessible education to our students."

Lindenmayer served as president of Indian Hills Community College from 2001-2013, capping a tenure at IHCC that spanned more than 30 years. Lindenmayer’s guidance helped IHCC grow its enrollment from 3,000 to more than 5,500 full-time students despite a declining area population. 

“I am pleased to appoint Jim to the Board of Regents,” Governor Kim Reynolds said. “He spent the bulk of his career in leadership at one of Iowa’s community colleges and has a passion, like I do, for work-based learning. His focus was on training Iowans and getting them the advanced skills and experience needed to meet workforce needs and provide them with a great career. I am confident he’ll bring that passion to the board and Iowa’s public universities.”

Lindenmayer is the third regent to hail from Ottumwa, joining T.D. Foster (1909-1911) and Roy E. Stevens  (1951-59).

Lindenmayer earned a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, a master’s degree from Truman State University and a bachelor’s degree from William Penn University. He currently chairs the National Job Corps Association.

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