Outgoing regents president reflects on tenure

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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Bruce Rastetter is winding down his tenure serving as president of the Iowa Board of Regents this month, but he's still got a lot on his plate as the transition process takes place.

Rastetter sat down with WOI's Amanda Krenz after a board meeting in Council Bluffs Thursday afternoon.

Rastetter talked about advice he'd give the next president in terms of dealing with a legislature that continuously cuts funding to Iowa's three public universities.

"The system is a dynamic system," said Rastetter. "We have focused on accessibility and affordability...because we've been more aggressive at oversight and efficiency, we've got more...there may be a different tuition model."

Rastetter hinted that the board will have to talk about tuition increases because of under-funding from the legislature.

"There needs to be broader discussion about Iowa's commitment to education," said Rastetter.

Rastetter is leaving his position at the end of the month. A replacement as yet to be tapped.