President Wendy Wintersteen poses with a graduate at commencement

Office of the President

We identify the issues and opportunities. We think boldly. We bring together our expertise and our partners. Then we get to work.

President Wendy Wintersteen, Iowa State University

Innovative initiatives

Strategic Plan infuses innovation into Iowa State's future

Iowa State's nine-year strategic plan invites new ideas that help the university achieve what it aspires "to be."

Welcome sign in many languages, located in the Parks Library lobby space

A welcoming and inclusive campus

From its inaugural ceremony in 1869, Iowa State University has welcomed students "whether high or low in social circles, rich or poor, white or black, man or woman" so that everyone can aspire to their full academic and personal potential. Today, Iowa State strives to set the national standard for being the most welcoming and inclusive land-grant university.