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Governor Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of James “JC” Risewick to the Iowa Board of Regents, effective today, following the vacancy with the passing of Milt Dakovich in February 2022. 

Risewick serves as the President and COO of Seneca Companies in Des Moines, where he’s served in several roles in the past 15 years. Risewick volunteers through ChildServe and Impact Iowa’s Heroes and was named Forty Under 40 in the class of 2014.  

“JC is an outstanding leader with a passion for making our state a better place,” said Gov. Reynolds. “I’m confident his expertise, experience, and innovative mindset will inspire our regent universities in their mission to prepare the next generation of college students to flourish in the workforce. Iowa’s universities are already leading the way, and JC will help push them to new heights. I also want to thank the late Milt Dakovich for his service over the last nine years. He had a profound impact on our regent universities and the students they serve.” 

“I’m thankful that the Governor has appointed me to this position, and I look forward to serving the citizens of Iowa,” said JC Risewick. “I will work diligently with the fellow board members to keep upper education at Iowa’s public universities on the forefront and leading edge of the 21st century.”  

Risewick has a Business degree from Miami University and completed the Minnesota Management Institute at the University of Minnesota.   

Risewick’s appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.