Office of the President

ISU Day at the Capitol 2018

President Wintersteen joins representatives from Iowa State University and state lawmakers at ISU Day at the Capitol. The purpose of this day is to showcase Iowa State University's unique value to the state. Feb. 26, 2018

News from the Office of the President

Additional news and notes can be found under the Messages tab

New information re: FY18 budget reversion

In a March 30 email, President Wintersteen updated campus on how much Iowa State will have to return in promised state funds before the end of the fiscal year and how the university will address the cuts. 

FY18 midyear budget reversion

In a March 22 email, President Wintersteen informed campus about the Iowa Legislature's decision to impose midyear budget reductions impacting the university. 

Changes to Spring 2018 Commencement

In a March 1 email, President Wintersteen informed campus about changes to Spring 2018 Commencement, including that undergraduate commencement will be split into two ceremonies.

Sexual misconduct and Title IX discrimination prevention

In a Feb. 22 message, President Wintersteen informed campus about new, required training on sexual misconduct and Title IX discrimination prevention, and expectations for responding to sexual misconduct. 

House Appropriations Committee Hearing

In a Feb. 21 presentation to the House Appropriations Committee, President Wintersteen highlighted Iowa State's excellent return on investment for students and the state of Iowa and discussed the university's FY19 legislative requests.

Update: midyear budget cut proposals and tuition

In a Feb. 13 email to the Iowa State community, President Wintersteen shared an update on the status of potential midyear budget cuts and apprised campus of the Board of Regents’ decision to postpone discussion on setting tuition rates.

Closing the achievement gap  

Iowa State University hosted a data symposium Feb. 5 to take a close look at its efforts to close the gap in retention and graduation rates among underrepresented students and their peers. As a founding member of the University Innovation Alliance, Iowa State is at the leading edge of innovations and strategies to increase the number and diversity of college graduates. A keynote address by UIA Executive Director Bridget Burns and closing remarks by President Wintersteen underscored the obligation of higher education institutions to ensure all students, regardless of their background or circumstance, can have the opportunity to work hard and not only succeed but thrive. 

Alliance for Iowa State issues "call to action" on FY18 budget cut proposal

The Iowa Senate has proposed a midyear cut of $6.9 million to Iowa State's FY18 base appropriation. The Alliance for Iowa State responded with a call to action to more than 200,000 Iowa State students, faculty, staff, alumni, legislators, and stakeholders. 

Spring Semester 2018: A new year and a new era for Iowa State University 

In a Jan. 8 email to the Iowa State community, President Wintersteen reflected on 2017 accomplishments and how she plans to devote her time this semester.

Workday: transforming Iowa State's computer systems for the 21st century

In a Jan. 8 letter posted on the WorkCyte website, President Wintersteen expressed support and excitement for the Workday transformation and its benefit to the entire university community. 

FY19 Governor's Budget Hearing

President Wintersteen presented Iowa State's FY19 state appropriation request Nov. 28 to Gov. Kim Reynolds. Read Inside Iowa State's recap of the presentation and media coverage of the presentation in the Des Moines Register and Cedar Rapids Gazette

Updated: Sept. 10, 2017

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