Office of the President
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.