2019 Iowa State Fair
President Wintersteen talks with Michael Hanstad, recent Iowa State graduate and founder of DeadEye BBQ, at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. Hanstad and his partner, Tyler DeVos, started the company in their Iowa State dorm room. Read more about Iowa State University's growing culture of innovation and entrepreneurship to help more students, like Hanstad and DeVos, launch their business ideas.

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Investing in Iowa State: FY21 State Appropriation Request

In a Sept. 19 presentation to the Board of Regents, President Wintersteen outlined Iowa State University's FY21 state appropriation request and highlighted the ways in which Iowa State is fulfilling its unique role as the state's only land-grant university. 

State of the University Address 

President Wintersteen shared achievements, challenges, and priorities during her state of the university address Wednesday, Sept. 11, encouraging faculty, staff, and students to help write the next chapter of innovation and excellence at Iowa State University. Watch the address below:

Be part of the ISU story

In an Aug. 26 welcome back message to campus, President Wintersteen encouraged students, faculty, and staff to be part of the ISU story and help write another excellent chapter this year for Iowa State University.

FY20 budget 

President Wintersteen on Aug. 1 presented Iowa State University's FY20 budget to the Board of Regents, highlighting how the university's comprehensive mission of teaching, research, extension and outreach, economic development and entrepreneurship positively impacts the state and all Iowans.  

Workday and ISD: the first month 

In an Aug. 1 message to faculty and staff, President Wintersteen thanked the ISU community for their support and continued patience with the transformation of Workday and improved finance and human resources delivery. 

President Wintersteen wants you to share your CyDeas

"CyDeas is really about tapping into the creative and innovative ideas of our people. Whether it's small improvements -- like more whiteboards and outlets in the library -- or larger issues such as cost-saving measures, we want students, faculty and staff to be able to easily share their solutions to make Iowa State a better place." 




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    Share Your CyDeas

    We're listening. Share suggestions and solutions to improve the Iowa State experience.


    Installation celebration

    (Dave Olson/Iowa State University)

    Dr. Wendy Wintersteen was installed as Iowa State's 16th president on Sept. 21. Michael Richards, president of the state Board of Regents, conducted the formal ceremony. Speakers included ISU President emeritus Gregory Geoffroy, Gov. Kim Reynolds and representatives from Iowa State's student and employee organizations.