Greta Rouse was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Kim Reynolds on April 16, 2021.
Most recently, Rouse was the executive manager of Great Lakes Communications Corp and the IGL family of companies. From 2012-14, she was deputy communications director, scheduler and an advisor for the office of Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds.
She received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Iowa State University in 2010. During her time as an undergraduate, she served on a number of committees and received several leadership awards. She also worked on campus for New Student Programs and the Catt Center for Women and Politics. Rouse received her master’s degree in leisure, youth and human services from the University of Northern Iowa in 2012. At UNI, she was a graduate assistant for Camp Adventure Child and Youth Services. Her time with Camp Adventure also included field experiences working with military children on bases in the Marshall Islands, Germany, Japan, and Hawaii.
Rouse previously served on the Board from 2008-2012. Then known as Greta Johnson, she was the student representative on the Board during her time as both an undergraduate and graduate student.
Rouse and her husband, Brian, live in rural Emmetsburg and have a daughter and son. While prioritizing family and their young children, Rouse also volunteers in their community and church.
Her term expires on April 30, 2027.