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Iowa Senate approves measure to bring transparency to Board of Regents

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The Iowa Senate has approved legislation tailored to make the Iowa Board of Regents more transparent.

The legislation requires the board that oversees Iowa's state universities to operate similarly to a local government. That would mean the board would provide opportunities for public comment.

Currently, the governor appoints all nine members of the board, but under this pending measure, the ninth member would be elected by faculty members. 

In addition, the bill would restrict the members and executive director from entering into a business relationship with any employee of a regent institution.

The measure now moves to the House.

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