AMES, Iowa (AP) — The board that governs Iowa State University isn’t questioning an audit that found President Steven Leath may have improperly stored and transported guns on campus property.
The chief auditor for the Board of Regents said Wednesday there’s no proof that Leath sought or obtained written approval to store guns in his mansion, the Knoll, or to take them on a university airplane during hunting trips.
The auditor, Todd Stewart, says “memories differed to some degree” on whether any written waiver had been granted as required by longstanding school policy but that there’s no proof it ever existed. He says that the university’s new vice president has now given Leath a waiver.
Regent Larry McKibben, who chairs the board’s audit committee, asked other regents whether they had any questions about the report. A second later, he said, “move right along, thank you.”