Office of the President

President Steven Leath at his Sept. 12 annual address

President Leath gives his annual address to the university community.

Veishea 2014 suspended, task force to study event

President Steven Leath suspended Veishea 2014 and will apppoint a task force to make recommendations on the future of the annual spring celebration.The president's actions followed an evening disturbance in the Campustuown area, which resulted in a serious student injury and property damage. "Unfortunately, the true purpose of Veishea has been overshadowed by too many acts of this nature, which jeopardize the safety of our students and our community," Leath said.

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 suggestions@iastate.edu. For details on the review, see the Efficiency Review website.

Ambassador Forsyth and President Leath

Ambassador Forsyth and President Leath

Ambassador of Peru visits

Ambassador of Peru Harold Forsyth was on campus April 2 to discuss future exchanges and collaborations between Iowa State and institutions in Peru. The ambassador met with President Leath and officials and researchers in the colleges of Design and Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Preliminary diversity report to president

The consultant who's been reviewing Iowa State's diversity programs and resources has submitted a preliminary report and recommendations to President Leath. The report is the precursor to a comprehensive report expected this spring. View report: Web page | PDF

Leath endorses recommendations on student experience, institutional excellence

President Leath has endorsed recommendations from two groups -- one working to sustain the top student experience at Iowa State and another seeking to enhance university excellence in research and scholarship. The recommendations below are the work of the:

If you missed the president's annual address ...

President Leath reviewed university achievements over the past year and shared his priorities going forward in his annual address Sept. 13. Two videos (the 36-minute address and a short review of the talk) and a transcript of the address are online.