Regents to receive audit of Iowa State president’s flights

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Board of Regents is expected to decide whether to take action against Iowa State University President Steven Leath for his use of university airplanes.

During a special meeting Monday afternoon in Ankeny, the board is scheduled to receive the results of an audit that scrutinizes all flights Leath has taken during his five-year presidency.

Regents are then expected to go into closed session to evaluate Leath’s job performance.

The board ordered the audit in October after The Associated Press revealed that Leath had been in an accident in a university plane he was piloting in 2015. Other trips on both school planes have since been questioned.

Board President Bruce Rastetter said in October that a number of trips appeared to be questionable, and that he was disappointed.