Iowa State President Often Flies Himself to Events

New Iowa State University president Steven Leath on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, in Ames, Iowa. (SourceMedia Group News/Jim Slosiarek)

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By Rachel Begle

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa State University President Steven Leath is a private pilot who sometimes flies himself to events around the state,

Leath told The Des Moines Register that flying is cheaper than driving on some trips because his salary makes his time a valuable commodity. He's paid almost $467,000 a year.

Other times he flies because it's the only way to attend one day's events in different parts of the state.

Leath says there's no university policy or budget restriction that governs whether he should hit the highways or the airways.

The Register says Leath flew or was a passenger in a private plane at least 25 times over a 17-month period.

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