Board of Regents Honors Ruud, Madden, Goodrich

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa honored UNI President Bill Ruud, Iowa State Senior Vice President for Business and Finance Warren Madden and Dennis Goodrich, Media Production Specialist at Iowa State, during the June Board meeting. Madden and Goodrich are retiring from their respective posts at Iowa State, while President Ruud is leaving UNI to accept the presidency at Marietta College in Ohio.

Ruud was appointed the 10th President of the University of Northern Iowa in 2013. Under his leadership, UNI enrollment increased, reversing a multiyear decline, and the UNI Foundation raised more than $50 million. Ruud also continued the development of senior leadership at UNI, adding a new Provost/ Executive Vice President, a Vice President for University Advancement and a Chief Diversity Officer.

Madden joined Iowa State in 1966 as Contracts and Grants Officer. He was appointed Vice President of Business and Finance in 1984 and became Senior Vice President for Business and Finance in 2012. During his career, enrollment doubled, the size of campus tripled and Iowa State’s annual budget grew by more than $1.3 billion. He served on numerous state and federal committees, most notably as Chair of the Council of Business Affairs of the National Association of State University and Land Grant Colleges, and President of the Central Association of College and University Business Officers.

Goodrich began his Iowa State career in 1973 with WOI as a production assistant. Since 1993, he has served as a media production specialist with Information Technology Services and has supported many high profile productions, including presidential visits, national news broadcasts, and the visit of Pope John Paul II to Iowa.

The Board of Regents expresses its deep gratitude to Ruud, Madden and Goodrich for their service to the Regents Enterprise