Cedar Rapids Gazette: Over the last three years, the University of Iowa spent or committed to spending a total $125,899 with Des Moines-based Seneca Companies, for which Iowa’s newest member of the Iowa Board of Regents serves as president and chief operating officer. Iowa State University — another one of Iowa’s three public universities governed by the nine-member volunteer board — has paid Seneca a modest $4,150 since the 2020 budget year.