Iowa Public Radio http://iowapublicradio.org en IPR Requests Additional Funding from Board of Regents http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ipr-requests-additional-funding-board-regents <p>Iowa Public Radio will be asking the Board of Regents next week to return its funding level for fiscal year 2015 to the amount it received in 2013:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">$944,800.&nbsp;</span></p><p>That would be &nbsp;$236,200 more than it was scheduled to receive under a strategic plan approved by the Regents three years ago, which gradually reduces Regents funding over a 6-year period.</p><p>A key part of the IPR plan is to become independent from university funding by 2017, replacing it with large donor contributions.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:36:40 +0000 Rob Dillard 39184 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Public Radio Names Executive Director http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-public-radio-names-executive-director <p></p><p>The Board of Directors of Iowa Public Radio has named Myrna Johnson as its Executive Director effective January 27, 2014.</p><p>“After an extensive search process that began in April we are pleased Myrna has agreed to join us on January 27, 2014.&nbsp; Her impressive resume, exceptional references, adept interview and public presentation skills give us great confidence in her leadership and her fundraising capabilities.&nbsp; I’m confident our staff, board, donors, underwriters and listeners will enjoy working with her” said Douglas West, Chair of the search committee.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:40:08 +0000 Rob Dillard 31622 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Public Radio Names Executive Director Iowa Public Radio Names Three Executive Director Finalists http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-public-radio-names-three-executive-director-finalists <p></p><p>Iowa Public Radio has named three finalists for its executive director position.</p><p>According to a press release, the finalists are:</p><p>Debra J. Fraser, former Chief Operating Officer and Station Manager at Houston Public Media; Myrna Johnson, Executive Director for the Boston Schoolyard Initiative; and William R. Reed, a former private-sector media executive and Midwest-based marketing consultant.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:39:17 +0000 Sarah McCammon 29393 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Public Radio Names Three Executive Director Finalists Iowa Public Radio Board Reaches Settlement with Former CEO http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-public-radio-board-reaches-settlement-former-ceo <p></p><p>The Board of Directors of Iowa Public Radio has reached a financial settlement with former Chief Executive Officer Mary Grace Herrington.</p><p>Herrington was fired from the top job at Iowa Public Radio in late February.</p><p>According to the agreement signed by Herrington and Board Chair Kay Runge, the board will make two payments totaling 197-thousand dollars to Herrington.</p><p>The settlement says the money is for “emotional distress and other compensatory damages, and attorneys’ fees and expenses.”</p><p>In exchange, Herrington agrees to “release all claims against IPR.”</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 21:41:55 +0000 Rob Dillard 20524 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Public Radio Board Reaches Settlement with Former CEO Iowa Public Radio Board Fires CEO http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-public-radio-board-fires-ceo <p></p><p>Iowa Public Radio’s top leader, Mary Grace Herrington, has been fired by the organization’s board of directors. The board voted 6-1 Tuesday to dismiss Herrington. She had been the organization’s chief executive officer since 2009.</p><p>The lone dissenter, Mark Braun, is a new IPR board member and the interim Vice President for Strategic Communications at the University of Iowa.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:14:25 +0000 Sarah McCammon 16529 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Public Radio Board Fires CEO