Office of the President

President Leath speaks during the groundbreaking for new facility at the ISU Research Park

President Leath, at the groundbreaking for a new facility that will house all of Iowa State's economic development units and services.

Winter break hours in the president's office

The president's office will be closed for winter break from noon, Wednesday, Dec. 24, through Friday, Jan. 2. The office will return to regular hours on Monday, Jan. 5.
For emergency assistance during the break period, contact the Department of Public Safety at (515) 294-4428.

Search for diversity officer begins

The national hunt for a chief diversity officer began recently with President Steven Leath's appointment of a search committee, led by dean of students Pamela Anthony. In 2013, Leath commissioned The Jackson Consulting Firm, Madison, Wisconsin, to conduct a comprehensive study of Iowa State's diversity programs and initiatives. Among the firm's recommendations was creating a chief diversity officer position.

Leath discusses exciting growth, next step

In his Sept. 12 annual address, President Steven Leath described how ISU has stepped up capacity to serve record numbers of students. He also discussed how researchers are tackling major world problems and what ISU is doing to spur economic development. View video.

Groundbreaking for new economic development hub

A new facility in the ISU Research Park will provide a one-stop shop for business and industry to tap into Iowa State expertise and assistance.

Taking the challenge

President Leath completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Aug. 22 with a little help from Cy the Mascot.

Veishea ends at Iowa State; new traditions will begin with 'thoughtful approach'

President Steven Leath Aug. 7 announced his decision to permanently discontinue Veishea, supporting the recommendations of the 2014 Veishea Task Force and ending a celebration that has been overshadowed by destruction and violence over the past three decades. Citing student safety as his No. 1 concern, Leath said his decision was a diffcult one, but the right one for Iowa State.

Leath receives diversity report, recommendations

President Steven Leath will appoint a task force to consider a consulting firm's recommendations on strengthening diversity at Iowa State and come up with an implementation plan. The consulting firm, which has been reviewing ISU diversity programs and resources over the past year, recently submitted its final report to the president.

Your ideas sought in efficiency review

In a March 21 letter, President Leath encouraged faculty, staff and students to become involved in an efficiency review currently under way at the three state universities. Throughout the review, The university community is encouraged to send suggestions for improvements to For details on the review, see the Efficiency Review website.