Office of the President
Leath discusses priorities, budget request with legislative committee
President Steven Leath laid out Iowa State's priorities (student success and creating jobs and improving life for Iowans) and its FY2014 budget appropriations request in a presentation to the Iowa legislature's Education Appropriations Subcommittee Feb. 12. See the president's Powerpoint presentation.
Leath urges students to seize college opportunity
Students at Moulton Extended Learning Center and King Elementary School, Des Moines, could earn full-tuition scholarships to Iowa State if they successfully complete a new program. A partnership among their schools, the university and State Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad created the opportunity. "All you have to do is roll up your sleeves and work with your parents, your principals, your teachers to get this done," Leath told the students during a school ceremony. News story | Video.
New funding initiative intended to spur big thinking in research
Leath has released the
details of a funding
support new multidisciplinary research programs that will have a
"transformational impact" on the university, the state and the
country. Leath first mentioned the initiative in his Sept. 14
installation address, saying it was "intended to create a new culture of
interdisciplinary and collaborative research at Iowa State, a culture
that encourages thinking big."
Initiative: Details (PDF) | FAQ
Leath announces goals, priorities during his installation
At his Sept. 14 installation, President Steven
announced a goal to raise $150 million in private gifts for
student financial aid over the next five years. It was among
key priorities Leath outlined in his speech,
"Educate. Innovate. Achieve!" More than 2,000 guests attended the
presidential installation ceremony, held at Stephens Auditorium on the
Iowa State campus.
Installation: Leath's remarks | Video | Slide show
Leath testifies to U.S. committee on college affordability
President Leath told a U.S. Senate committee July 19 that a college education should be accessible to anyone who wants to pursue it. "And being accessible means being affordable, without being burdened by an unmanageable debt load, which unfortunately is the case for many today." See: Video of the hearing | Testimony submitted to Senate committee.