Iowa Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg has a new picture gracing his office walls. The official portrait of David Roe, Central College’s 20th president, is currently on loan to Gregg and is displayed in his formal office at the Iowa State Capitol.
A 2006 graduate of Central College, Gregg earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history and was a member of the football team. His Central football helmet is also on display in his office.
“The people of Central College—including Dr. David Roe himself—played a major role in preparing me for a life of service,” Gregg said. “I admire Dr. Roe, not only for his leadership of the college, but for his selfless military service to our country. I’m proud to honor Dr. David Roe and Central College by hanging this portrait in my formal office, where it can serve as daily reminder of the power of education, of service and of leadership.”
Roe served as Central’s president from 1998 to 2010, and his portrait previously resided in the Brunsting Fireside Lounge in Central’s Graham Conference Center. Roe currently resides in Texas and serves as vice chair of PYXERA Global, an international nonprofit, and on the Board of Trustees of the Falcon Foundation at the Air Force Academy. The portrait is on loan to Gregg for the duration of his tenure as lieutenant governor. He was appointed to the position by Governor Kim Reynolds on May 25, 2017.