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President Wintersteen's Journey: From Curtiss to Beardshear
In a video produced by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, President Wintersteen shares thoughts on her Iowa State journey.
Dr. Wendy Wintersteen officially assumes the role of president of Iowa State University
Dr. Wendy Wintersteen was named the 16th president of Iowa State University on Oct. 23, 2017, and officially assumed the office Nov. 20. Read her introductory email expressing her commitment to engaging the campus community and others in developing a plan to make Iowa State the best land-grant university in the nation.
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.