Presidential installation: Martin Jischke

President, 1991-2000

The installation of Martin C. Jischke as the 13th president of Iowa State University was a simpler affair than that of his predecessor.

Held on Oct. 13, 1991 in Stephens Auditorium, Jischke's ceremony began with a concert by the ISU Wind Ensemble and the Iowa State Singers. Participants marched in to "Crown Imperial" played by the Wind Ensemble. Jischke was greeted by representatives of the faculty, staff, student body and alumni, and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.

Jischke's installation remarks were titled "Celebrating the Land-Grant University: Pursuing Excellence for Iowa." In the speech, he lauded Iowa State University as "a great university seeking to be the best" and pledged to help the university become the best land-grant university in the best land-grant institution in the country.

President Jischke resigned in 2000 to become the president of Purdue University. He retired from Purdue in 2007.

Jischke on stage with other installation participants
Jischke's installation was held in Stephens Auditorium. Jischke is in the front row, second from right.