Accreditation and Administration
Iowa State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
(800) 621-7440; (312) 263-0456
Fax: (312) 263-7462
Board of Regents, State of Iowa
The laws of the United States and of the State of Iowa provide for resident academic instruction, research, and extension education, and for the management of Iowa State University of Science and Technology. The university and two other state educational institutions of higher learning are governed by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, which is composed of nine members nominated by the Governor of Iowa and confirmed by the Senate of Iowa. The immediate regulation and direction of the academic, research, and extension activities of the university are delegated by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, to the president and faculty of the university. The board appoints an executive director with overall responsibility for the administration of the central office of the board located in Urbandale, Iowa.
Officers of Administration
Steven Leath, Ph.D.
President of the University
Jonathan A. Wickert, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Provost
Warren R. Madden, M.B.A.
Senior Vice President for Business and Finance
Thomas L. Hill, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Student Affairs
Michael R. Crum, DBA
Vice President for Economic Development and Business Engagement
Wendy K. Wintersteen, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
David P. Spalding, M.B.A.
Dean of the College of Business
Luis Rico-Gutierrez, M.S.
Dean of the College of Design
Sarah Rajala, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Engineering
Pamela J. White, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Human Sciences
Beate Schmittmann, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Lisa Nolan, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine
Cathann A. Kress, Ph.D.
Vice President for Extension and Outreach
Sarah M. Nusser, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
David K. Holger, Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate College
Joyce Garnett, M.S.
Interim, Dean of the Library
Pamela Anthony, Ph.D.
Dean of Students