Terry Branstad to visit Iowa State to discuss affordable education


Kelby Wingert/Iowa State Daily

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad spoke at the 2014 Family Leadership Summit on Aug. 9 at Stephens Auditorium.

Maddy Arnold

Gov. Terry Branstad is expected to speak twice on Iowa State’s campus this week.

Branstad along with Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds are scheduled to speak in Ames on Sept. 9.

The pair, who is running for reelection in November, are visiting both Iowa State and Drake on Sept. 9 to discuss policy initiatives that should make higher education more affordable.

Branstad and Reynolds are scheduled to be at the Memorial Union at 11 a.m. The event will be in the Gallery Room.

Branstad is scheduled to speak again in Ames on Sept. 10. He is expected to attend a groundbreaking for the Economic Development Core Facility at the Iowa State Research Park.

The state appropriated $12 million to aid in construction of the new facility. The economic development hub will be the center for industries to use Iowa State’s help and expertise.

President Steven Leath is also on the list of speakers for the event. He and the others will speak at the CPMI Event Center, also in the research park.

The ceremony at the research park is scheduled to take place from 4 to 6 p.m. The program is set to begin at 5 p.m and is free and open to the public.