Office of the President

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News from the Office of the President

Additional news and notes can be found under the Messages tab

Campus Climate Survey

In an Oct. 3 email to campus, Interim President Allen encouraged all members of the Iowa State community to complete a campus climate survey to help assess and improve the ISU campus environment.

Presidential finalists forums announced

The Board of Regents, State of Iowa has announced the dates of the public forums involving the finalists to become the next president at Iowa State University. 

Iowa State Efficiency Efforts

At a Sept. 25 meeting with the Board of Regents, Interim President Allen highlighted more than $22 million in reduced or avoided costs since 2014.

2017 Fall Address

Interim President Allen delivered his Fall Address Sept. 14, highlighting student, faculty, and staff success; fundraising milestones, and campus development as well as budget challenges and a commitment to an enhanced campus climate. Read his remarks or watch the speech online.

Presidential search update: Sept. 12

The Presidential Search and Screen Committee has narrowed the list of candidates from 64 to eight to invite for initial interviews. 

Call for legislative solution for DACA program

Interim President Allen joined 57 Association of American Universities (AAU) institutions in signing a letter to U.S. House and Senate leadership calling for a permanent legislative solution to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

Employee well-being program 

In a Sept. 6 email to ISU employees, Interim President Allen officially launched ISU's new employee well-being program, Adventure2.

Campus message re: DACA announcement

In a Sept. 5 email to the campus community, Interim President Allen expressed concern for and offered resources to members of the Iowa State community impacted by the decision to wind-down the DACA program.

Welcome back, Cyclones!

In an Aug. 21 email to the campus community, Interim President Allen welcomed new and returning Cyclones and provided an overview of initiatives and priorities for the academic year. 

Campus message re: Charlottesville, Virginia

In an Aug. 14 email to campus, Interim President Allen denounced acts of bigotry, racism, and violence demonstrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Iowa State's 5-year Tuition Proposal 

At an Aug. 9 meeting with the Board of Regents Tuition Task Force, Interim President Allen presented Iowa State's 5-year tuition proposal

Concerns regarding federal research funding cuts

In letters to Iowa's Congressional delegation and members of President Trump's administration, Interim President Allen expressed concerns about President Trump's FY18 budget proposal with regard to federal funding cuts to scientific research. 

Presidential search update: June 7, 2017

The Presidential Search and Screen Committee will hold four open forums to hear from the campus community and general public on preferred qualifications for the next president of Iowa State.

Presidential search update: June 5, 2017

The first meeting of the ISU Presidential Search Committee was held June 5, 2017. The presidential search website is live and includes an updated timeline.  

Supplemental tuition plan

In a May 15 email to campus, Interim President Benjamin Allen provided information on the supplemental tuition plan being considered by the Board of Regents

Interim President Benjamin Allen introduces himself to Iowa State Community

In a May 9 email to the campus community, Interim President Benjamin Allen outlined his priorities to navigate the university through this time of transition. 

Presidential search committee

The Board of Regents announced April 20 the 21-member search committee that will be charged with identifying finalists to serve as the 16th president of Iowa State.


Updated: Sept. 10, 2017

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