The presidents of Iowa’s Regents universities today made presentations to Gov. Kim Reynolds and her budget advisors, requesting minimal increases in funding for next year.
Last year, university budgets were cut by $30 million.
Now the universities are asking for a mostly status quo budget for next year, except for new money to increase financial aid for students and for new capital projects on the campuses.
New ISU president Wendy Wintersteen, now in her second week in office, was making her first budget appeal.