Office of the President
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 Steven 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.
Leath: New revenues to four key priorities
In budget remarks to the state Board of Regents Aug. 8, President Leath said the university would allocate $35 million in new revenues to four overarching priorities -- "maintaining academic excellence, enhancing our basic and applied research efforts, promoting economic development and improving our campus environment, which has become especially critical with our enrollment growth."
Crum appointed to economic development post
Michael Crum will become senior policy adviser on economic development to President Leath on Aug. 1. Crum holds the Ruan Chair in Supply Chain Management and has been serving as interim dean in the College of Business. The new senior policy adviser will make recommendations to Leath on all matters related to economic development, with the intent of expanding the university's contributions to both the state and national economies.
Leath shares plans for bioeconomy state funds
President Leath has unveiled plans for investing $7.5 million appropriated by the Iowa legislature this spring to support Iowa State's Leading the Bioeconomy initiative.
Grants will help research teams go after discoveries
Four Iowa State research teams will receive up to $4.5 million over three years to pursue competitive grants to fund large-scale, multidisciplinary research efforts of national and international importance. The grants are part of the Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research, a program launched by President Steven Leath to support research efforts that could lead to major advances, discoveries and technologies.