Save the date: Reception for Warren Madden is June 24

The university reception to recognize senior vice president for business and finance Warren Madden for his 50 years of service to Iowa State will be held on Friday, June 24, in the Scheman Building. A program begins at 4 p.m. in Benton Auditorium, followed by a reception until 7 p.m. in the second floor lobby and Brunnier Art Museum. The event is open to the public.

In February, Madden announced his plans to retire at the end of June. A 1961 graduate of the Engineering college, Madden worked in industry for several years before returning to Iowa State in the summer of 1966 as the contracts and grants officer. He has held the vice president post since 1984 and was promoted to senior vice president in 2012.

A book of appreciation letters will be compiled for Madden. Letters (unfolded, please) should be sent by June 1 to Judy Hankins, 1350 Beardshear.

In lieu of gifts, contributions in Madden's honor may be made to the ISU Foundation. An announcement about how those gifts will be directed is forthcoming.