Nolan, Wintersteen reappointed to dean posts

Lisa Nolan, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, each has been appointed to a new five-year term.

During her first term, Nolan increased the college's budget, enhanced diversity and completed several hospital and laboratory construction projects.

Wintersteen, in her second term, managed record enrollment growth each year while also growing sponsored funding and philanthropic support, and increasing student diversity.

Lisa Nolan


Wendy Wintersteen


"Iowa State's internationally acclaimed programs in agriculture, biosciences and veterinary medicine are making transformative contributions to our state, nation and the world," said President Steven Leath. "Lisa Nolan and Wendy Wintersteen have done outstanding jobs over the last five years, and I look forward to their continued growth in their colleges."

Senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert thanked the college review committees for managing the comprehensive review process. Ron Griffith, professor of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, chaired the Governance Council, which conducted the Veterinary Medicine review. Robert Martin, professor of agricultural education and studies, led Agriculture and Life's Sciences' Dean Review Committee.

Wickert also noted his appreciation to faculty and staff in the colleges who participated in the review process through surveys, attending open forums or contacting members of the review committee.


Nolan, a professor of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, joined the Iowa State faculty in 2003. She became dean in 2011 after serving as the college's associate dean of research and graduate studies.

"It has been incredibly gratifying to witness the growth of the college, from educating students, identifying pathogens for Iowa livestock producers, and taking care of animals around the world," Nolan said. "I look forward to our students, faculty and staff having an even greater impact in the future."


Wintersteen, a professor of entomology, joined the Iowa State faculty in 1979. She became dean in 2006 after serving as senior associate dean and associate director of the Agriculture Experiment Station.

"Leading the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has been an exceptional experience," Wintersteen said. "I am excited to continue working with faculty, students and staff to serve Iowa and the world."