Senior VP Cain will retire this fall

Pam Cain headshot

Pam Cain

After serving the university for 15 years, senior vice president for operations and finance Pam Cain will retire early in the fall semester. Cain shared the announcement in a May 24 memo to staff in the division of operations and finance.

"Pam has been an incredibly steady, hard-working and reliable presence on my senior leadership team," said President Wendy Wintersteen. "Her professionalism and devotion to our Iowa State community has been unwavering since she joined the university 15 years ago."

Cain's career spans more than 42 years, all in administrative and financial leadership roles for the university, the state Board of Regents and the state auditor's office. In 2007, Cain came to Iowa State as associate vice president for business and finance. Beginning in 2017, she served in interim roles as senior vice president, and in 2020 was named senior vice president for operations and finance.

A national search will be announced in the next few weeks.