New Regents Begin Terms in May

The Board’s June 1-3 meeting will be the first for two new Regents. Greta Rouse and Abby Crow were appointed by Governor Kim Reynolds this past April to replace Regent Patty Cownie, whose term expired, and Regent Zack Leist, who graduated from Iowa State University. President Richards was reappointed to serve an additional six-year term.

Rouse previously served on the Board as an undergraduate and graduate student from 2008-12. Most recently, she served as the executive manager of Great Lakes Communications Corporation and was deputy communications director, scheduler and an advisor for the office of Governor Terry Branstad from 2012-14. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from ISU in 2010 and a master’s degree in leisure, youth and human services from the University of Northern Iowa in 2012. 

Crow, a University of Iowa student, is majoring in human physiology with the goal of pursuing a career in the medical field after she earns her degree. Currently a resident assistant, a nursing assistant at UIHC and a member the UI Honors Program, she is a past member of the UI undergraduate student government, serving as co-chair of the USG internal affairs committee.

Rouse, Crow and President Richards were appointed to six-year terms that expire in 2027.