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Gov. Branstad appoints Bruce Rastetter, Katie Mulholland and Nicole Carroll to the Iowa Board of Regents

February 25, 2011

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today named Bruce Rastetter, Katie Mulholland and Nicole Carroll to the Iowa Board of Regents.

Created in 1909 by the Iowa General Assembly, the Board of Regents enhances the quality of life in Iowa by maintaining the quality and accessibility of the five state institutions it oversees. The board is comprised of nine citizen members who serve staggered six-year terms.

The Board of Regents oversees The University of Iowa, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, the Iowa School for the Deaf and the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School.

Rastetter, who holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Iowa, currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Hawkeye Energy Holdings, LLC. Rastetter resides in Hubbard, Iowa.

“I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Bruce Rastetter to the Iowa Board of Regents,” said Branstad. “Bruce’s knowledge he brings from being a CEO in the private sector will be an asset to the board as he works to create strategic plans, monitor progress and approve the budgets of the Regents institutions.”

Mulholland holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from The University of Northern Iowa. She currently serves as the superintendent of Linn-Mar Community School District. Mulholland and her husband, Ed, reside in Marion, Iowa. Katie and Ed have four grown children.

“Katie Mulholland will strengthen the board for years to come,” said Branstad. “I believe that Katie Mulholland’s perspective as a career educator and active citizen will bring a unique perspective to the Board of Regents.”

Carroll is a native of Carroll, Iowa.  She holds a B.S. from Iowa State University and a J.D. from The University of Iowa.  Nicole and her husband, Dr. John Carroll, have four children, all of which are graduates from Iowa State University.

“Nicole Carroll is a very capable individual who I believe will be a great addition to the board,” said Branstad. “Nicole’s legal training, experience as President of the Carroll Community School Board, along with her rural Iowa background, will serve her well in her new endeavor.”

Rastetter, Mulholland and Carroll will serve a six-year term that begins May 1, 2011 and runs through April 30, 2017. Their names have been submitted for Senate confirmation by Gov. Branstad.

For more information please visit www.governor.iowa.gov.


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