Brian Lenzmeier


Puffy clouds and sun made for an inspirational picture Sunday evening on the grounds of Buena Vista University. Photo by Brian Lenzmeier

BVU Inaugurates Lenzmeier as 19th President

Buena Vista University inaugurated President Brian Lenzmeier as its 19th president on Friday to a crowd of around 75 and Gov. Kim Reynolds, who praised the board of trustees for selecting the former virologist and longtime faculty member. Reynolds opened the two-hour ceremony at Schaller Chapel describing the university as a “rural hub of innovation and entrepreneurship” and Lenzmeier as […]

BVU strikes ‘interim’ from Lenzmeier’s title

From professor to provost to, now, president

Brian Lenzmeier didn’t envision becoming a university president when he was named to the faculty in 2003.  He also didn’t envision being named president amid a pandemic that forced the closure and truncated reopening of the campus with around 730 students. But there he was on Monday, donning a BVU mask and a dark blue suit in the Lamberti Rec […]