2019 Iowa State Fair
President Wintersteen talks with Michael Hanstad, recent Iowa State graduate and founder of DeadEye BBQ, at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. Hanstad and his partner, Tyler DeVos, started the company in their Iowa State dorm room. Read more about Iowa State University's growing culture of innovation and entrepreneurship to help more students, like Hanstad and DeVos, launch their business ideas.

News and headlines

President Wintersteen helps lead national discussion on public higher education

President Wintersteen was a featured panelist at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities national meeting. She was joined by four other university presidents and chancellors from California, New Jersey, and Maryland for a discussion on how public universities can better serve their students, communities, and country. Nearly 1,600 public university leaders gathered in San Diego, California, Nov. 9-11, for the 2019 APLU Annual Meeting.

2019 study shows Iowa State delivers $3.4 billion impact to state of Iowa's economy 

Iowa State University’s $3.4 billion impact on the state of Iowa reflects service to families, communities and businesses and benefits to society from an expanded economy and improved quality of life, according to an economic and investment analysis conducted for the Iowa Board of Regents.

Iowa State Strategic Plan progress 

President Wintersteen provided an update Nov. 14 to the Board of Regents on the progress Iowa State made over the past year toward achieving the goals in the FY2017-2022 Strategic Plan.

University leaders announce actions to address racism and discrimination

During a Nov. 7 meeting with Students Against Racism and in a subsequent Nov. 8 message to campus, President Wintersteen and her leadership team outlined ten actions the university will take in response to student demands following recent acts of racism. 

Creating a welcoming and inclusive campus must include condemning racism and bigotry

In an Oct. 23 message to campus, President Wintersteen acknowledged that we still have much work to do to eliminate racism and bigotry and make Iowa State University the best land-grant university in the country in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Investing in Iowa State: FY21 State Appropriation Request

In a Sept. 19 presentation to the Board of Regents, President Wintersteen outlined Iowa State University's FY21 state appropriation request and highlighted the ways in which Iowa State is fulfilling its unique role as the state's only land-grant university. 

State of the University Address 

President Wintersteen shared achievements, challenges, and priorities during her state of the university address Wednesday, Sept. 11, encouraging faculty, staff, and students to help write the next chapter of innovation and excellence at Iowa State University. Watch the address below:

Be part of the ISU story

In an Aug. 26 welcome back message to campus, President Wintersteen encouraged students, faculty, and staff to be part of the ISU story and help write another excellent chapter this year for Iowa State University.

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." 




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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.