Vice president for research Sarah Nusser has been appointed to a second five-year term, through 2024, senior vice president and provost Jonathan Wickert announced this week.
During her first term, which began in 2014, Nusser created the Grants Hub to support faculty with initial grants and large-scale funding opportunities, fostered interdisciplinary research and developed successful strategies to diversify sponsored funding sources.
"Sarah has done an excellent job streamlining and strengthening Iowa State's research enterprise," Wickert said. "Under her leadership, research services for both new and established faculty have improved, and opportunities for faculty in the arts, humanities and social sciences have been enhanced. I particularly appreciate the faculty perspective she has brought to research administration."
Nusser, professor of statistics, joined the Iowa State faculty in 1992. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in botany from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, respectively, and master's and doctoral degrees in statistics from Iowa State. Previously, Nusser served as a statistician with Proctor and Gamble Co. in Cincinnati and is a former director of the Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology.
"It has been a great privilege to serve the university, and I am proud of my team's accomplishments over the last five years," Nusser said. "Looking forward, we will continue to work with scholars across campus to secure funding and support their work, generating discoveries that improve the livelihoods of Iowans, our nation and the world."
Wickert expressed his appreciation to faculty and staff who participated in the review process through an electronic survey.
Nusser named vice president for research, Jan. 16, 2014