Office of the President
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.
Your ideas sought in efficiency reviewIn 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 email@example.com. For details on the review, see the Efficiency Review website.
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: