Branstad announcement @ 1pm Friday

A news release issued moments ago by Des Moines University indicates DMU president Terry Branstad, the former, four-term Iowa governor, will make an announcement at 1 p.m. Friday.

“Des Moines University President Terry E. Branstad will make an announcement related to his future with the University. He will take questions,” the media release says.

After the details of the when and where…the news release continues with this:

STORY: Former Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad has been president and CEO of Des Moines University since August 2003. He was the 14th president in the University’s 111-year history.
Des Moines University is the only private medical school in Iowa, offering graduate-level, professional degree programs in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, anatomy, biomedical sciences, health care administration and public health. Founded in 1898, the institution offers superior academics in a collaborative environment. DMU students’ pass rate on national examinations and board certifications is consistently higher than the national average and the rates at similar institutions. For more information, please visit

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