Office of the President
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2017 Fall Address
Interim President Allen delivered his Fall Address Sept. 14, highlighting student, faculty, and staff success; fundraising milestones, and campus development as well as budget challenges and a commitment to an enhanced campus climate. Read his remarks or watch the speech online.
Presidential search update: Sept. 12
The Presidential Search and Screen Committee has narrowed the list of candidates from 64 to eight to invite for initial interviews.
Call for legislative solution for DACA program
Interim President Allen joined 57 Association of American Universities (AAU) institutions in signing a letter to U.S. House and Senate leadership calling for a permanent legislative solution to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Employee well-being program
Campus message re: DACA announcement
In a Sept. 5 email to the campus community, Interim President Allen expressed concern for and offered resources to members of the Iowa State community impacted by the decision to wind-down the DACA program.
Welcome back, Cyclones!
In an Aug. 21 email to the campus community, Interim President Allen welcomed new and returning Cyclones and provided an overview of initiatives and priorities for the academic year.
Campus message re: Charlottesville, Virginia
In an Aug. 14 email to campus, Interim President Allen denounced acts of bigotry, racism, and violence demonstrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Iowa State's 5-year Tuition Proposal
At an Aug. 9 meeting with the Board of Regents Tuition Task Force, Interim President Allen presented Iowa State's 5-year tuition proposal.
Concerns regarding federal research funding cuts
In letters to Iowa's Congressional delegation and members of President Trump's administration, Interim President Allen expressed concerns about President Trump's FY18 budget proposal with regard to federal funding cuts to scientific research.
Presidential search update: June 7, 2017
The Presidential Search and Screen Committee will hold four open forums to hear from the campus community and general public on preferred qualifications for the next president of Iowa State.
Presidential search update: June 5, 2017
Supplemental tuition plan
In a May 15 email to campus, Interim President Benjamin Allen provided information on the supplemental tuition plan being considered by the Board of Regents
Interim President Benjamin Allen introduces himself to Iowa State Community
In a May 9 email to the campus community, Interim President Benjamin Allen outlined his priorities to navigate the university through this time of transition.
Presidential search committee
The Board of Regents announced April 20 the 21-member search committee that will be charged with identifying finalists to serve as the 16th president of Iowa State.
Updated: Sept. 10, 2017
Points of Pride
Educational Excellence: Iowa State marks 100 years of continuous accreditation.
Student experience: Fall 2017 enrollment: 36,321 (second largest ever)
Serve more Iowa students (19,843) than any other institution
95% placement rate for graduating seniors
1 in 3 Iowa State students graduates with zero debt
Diversity and Inclusion: Fall 2017 student body is most diverse ever with 8,789 students identifying as U.S. multicultural or international, representing 127 countries. Principles of the Iowa State Community reflect university's commitment to a welcoming, inclusive campus.
Research and scholarship: $503.6 million in external funding in FY17. Addition of seven National Academy members in three years.
Economic development: Phase 3 expansion and transformation of the ISU Research Park includes the Economic Development Core Facility, a gateway to the Cultivation Corridor. Iowa State is an Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Innovation and Economic Prosperity University.
Fundraising and development: Forever True, For Iowa State, Iowa State's largest comprehensive fundraising campaign, on track to raise $1.1 billion by June 30, 2020.
Extension and Outreach: Programs impact more than 1 million Iowans annually with offices in all 99 counties.
Alumni: More than 242,000 Iowa State alumni live in nearly 150 countries; 100,223 live in Iowa.
Campus Beautification: 5th most beautiful campus in the world.