CLINTON, Iowa — Charlie Minnick, vice president/campus director of Ashford University, formerly of Ohio, Ill., has been appointed by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service. Minnick’s appointment was effective July 1 and is not subject to Iowa Senate confirmation.
In February, Branstad created the Governor’s Council on National Service in Iowa. Being led by the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service, the council includes leaders from state agencies, higher education and the private sector and will make recommendations on how to expand national service for Iowans.
“I am both humbled and honored to be appointed by Gov. Branstad to the Volunteer Service Commission,” Minnick said. “I applaud Gov. Branstad for creating this first in the nation Governor’s Council and am excited to contribute however I can to engage a new generation of Iowans in making a positive difference in the lives of other human beings.”
According to Brandstad’s office, the Governor’s Council on National Service in Iowa will complement the national initiative, the Franklin Project, which is working to develop a national online technology platform, creating a national service certification system and trying to increase the number of one-year national service opportunities in the country.