Wintersteen at ISU4U Promise event
President Wendy Wintersteen helps first-grader Eyob Fanuel as he builds with cardboard during an ISU 4U Promise event at King Elementary School in May.

News and headlines

Tuition set for the 2018-19 academic year

In a June 7 email to campus, President Wintersteen shared the Board of Regents decision regarding tuition rates for the 2018-19 academic year.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.




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President Wendy Wintersteen introduction

Iowa State's 16th President

In the News: Accession to the presidency

Read more about President Wintersteen's accession to the presidency in the Des Moines Register and Cedar Rapids Gazette.

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.

Wintersteen named 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.