The Ottumwa Courier

June 4, 2013

Branstad to name 2 new regents


Ottumwa Courier

---- — DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is releasing the names of two people he's appointing to the Iowa Board of Regents.

Branstad says he's decided to announce the new appointments on Tuesday in advance of the next regents meeting scheduled for 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The Senate in April didn't give the appointments of Craig Lang and Robert Cramer the two-thirds majority required for their approval to the Board of Regents, a nine-member board that oversees Iowa's three public universities. Branstad had asked Senators to confirm Lang, who was serving on the board and had been its president and Cramer, a new appointee.

Branstad spokesman Tim Albrecht says Branstad finished interviews Monday morning and made the decision to announce the new appointments.