Spring 2019 Commencement

President Wintersteen congratulates Iowa State's newest graduates at the spring 2019 undergraduate commencement ceremony, May 11, 2019

News and headlines

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." 

Forever True, For Iowa State surpasses historic goal

Iowa State University's historic fundraising campaign, Forever True, For Iowa State surpassed its $1.1 billion goal and is aiming for more. A new target of $1.5 billion has been set and the campaign has been extended to June 30, 2021. 

Presidential Installation

President Wendy Wintersteen was officially installed Sept. 21 as the 16th president of Iowa State University and shared her vision focused on service, leadership, and excellence.




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    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.