Board of Regents President Craig Lang is pleading his case to the state Senate for another term on the board.
Last week the Senate Education Committee recommended that the full senate consider Lang’s nomination, but they did not recommend he be confirmed.
This week Lang sent a letter to the full senate, but addressed it to Education Committee Chair Herman Quirmbach.
In it, he defended his accomplishments while on the board including low in-state tuition increases and improved graduation rates. Lang also admitted there is still more work to be done. Read the full letter here.
Lang has been criticized for politicizing the board of regents and some senators questioned his handling of University of Iowa President Sally Mason during the education committee hearing.
The full senate will also vote to confirm Dr. Subhash Sahai and Robert Cramer to terms on the board of regents. To be confirmed they will need the approval of two-thirds of the senate.