Classes may be smaller but campus is far from quiet over the summer months. Here's a look at some of the news made since May graduation weekend.
- Sam Easterling, James L. and Katherine S. Melsa Dean of Engineering, effective July 15
- Luis Rico-Gutierrez, College of Design dean, reappointed through 2024
- Duane Reeves, assistant vice president for specialty business services and cultural arts, division of operations and finance, effective June 3
- Donald Hackmann, School of Education director, effective July 1
- Christopher Hanes, student counseling services director, effective July 1
- Jared Hohanshelt, logistics and support services director, effective July 15
- Brendan O'Brien, office of international students and scholars director, effective Aug. 1
- Rick Sanders, ISU Research Park president, effective June 1
- Eliot Winer, Virtual Reality Applications Center director, effective July 1
- Karen Zunkel, institutional research executive director, effective July 2
- Li-Shan Chou, kinesiology department chair, effective July 1
- Scott Grawe, supply chain management department chair, effective July 1
- Dan Nettleton, statistics department chair, effective Aug. 16
- Kevin Scheibe, information systems and business analytics department chair, effective July 1
- Deidra Schleicher, management department chair, effective July 1
- Carolann Jensen, state relations officer, effective Aug. 25
- Deborah Nistler, 4-H youth development state program leader, effective Aug. 15
- Diana Sloan, program director for Hispanic/Latino affairs, office of the vice president for diversity and inclusion, effective May 20
- Tammy Hansen, accounts receivable interim director, effective June 3
- Angie Hunt, news service interim director, effective Aug. 8
- Jacy Johnson, office of strategic relations and communications interim executive director, effective July 3
- Dana Rewoldt, interim director of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer and president of ISU Research Foundation, effective Aug. 5
- Hilary Seo, University Library interim dean, effective July 1
- Jennifer Suchan, interim university registrar, effective June 17
- Tuition rates: The FY20 increases will range from 3.7% to 4.8% in tuition and fees, an increase of $331 for resident undergraduates.
- Pay raise: Faculty and professional and scientific staff with satisfactory work evaluations will receive a two-part salary increase. The first 1% increase came July 1, the second Oct. 1.
- Workday launches: The central system for finance, payroll and human resources came online for everyone July 2. It also can be accessed when away from campus through the mobile app.
- New job site: Looking for a new job at ISU? Workday makes it a more convenient process. Student hiring also moved to Workday.
- Cyclone regent: Iowa State junior Zack Leist was appointed to the state Board of Regents by Gov. Kim Reynolds in June.
- Oversight for the Iowa State Center transferred to the athletics department from the division of operations and finance on Aug. 1.
- Enrollment: After record-setting spring graduation, summer enrollment fell below 11,000 for the first time since 2012.
- Record number: ISU set a record for external research funding in FY19.
- Easing the process: An updated hiring and employment policy went into effect in July.
- Moving forward: The Student Innovation Center is about 75% complete and on target to open by the spring semester.
- Still standing: Part of Helser Hall was demolished in 2001, but what remains received $6.5 million in upgrades that replaced windows and refurbished rooms.
- Nearly complete: The Brunnier Art Museum is wrapping up a 20-month renovation and will reopen in September.
- Staying active: The Maple Willow Larch fields officially open this fall while renovations at the Southeast Recreation Complex continue into 2020. Intramural and club sports will have more options when the projects are complete.
- Let there be light: Parks Library summer renovations focused on opening up space in the lobby to add seating and student space on the first floor.
Helpful to know
- Making travel easier: The travel card allows individuals to pay work-related travel and hospitality expenses without using personal funds and then seeking reimbursement.
- Updated rooms: Ten general university classrooms received technology improvements.
- Here to help: Smart Start is a new program for first-year students designed to help those who may have academic issues before it becomes a bigger problem.