A recap of summer on campus

The fall semester begins Aug. 22. If you were away from campus this summer, here's a quick summary of what you missed: 


  • The state Board of Regents approved 3.1% salary increases for all eligible employees whose performance meets expectations. The increase took effect July 1.
  • Phase 2 of the P&S classification and compensation review moved more than 170 employees to a new pay grade.
  • Regents approved a 4.25% tuition increase for the 2022-23 academic year.
  • Tuition increase bolsters FY23 operating budget.
  • Nine projects will jump-start the next strategic plan.
  • A new ISU website and employee portal launched.
  • New benefit provides financial help to ISU employees who adopt a child.
  • ISU faculty, staff and postdocs have access to a personal loan to help with unexpected financial situations.
  • Iowa State attracted a record $601.7 million in total external funding for the 2022 fiscal year. It's the first time Iowa State's external funding total has exceeded $600 million.
  • One of ISU's iconic swans died in June.
  • Summer enrollment topped 8,400, down about 7% from a year ago.
  • ISU received approval for its 30-year strategic facilities plan from the state Board of Regents.
  • Senior vice president for operations and finance Pam Cain will retire in September.
  • Vice president of ISU Extension and Outreach John Lawrence will retire next spring.
  • Executive director of student financial aid Roberta Johnson will retire next summer.


College leadership

  • Bill Graves, reappointed to a second five-year term as Graduate College dean
  • Scott Johnson, to associate dean for research and academic personnel in the Ivy College of Business
  • Dr. Paul Plummer, to associate dean of research and graduate studies in the College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Jessica Ward, to assistant dean of academic and student affairs in the College of Veterinary Medicine


  • Eileen Canafax, to director of the Child Development Laboratory School
  • Susan Harper, to director of the Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success
  • Haley Moon, to assistant director of federal relations
  • Chad Olson, to director of student financial aid operations
  • Paul Richmond, to assistant vice president for environmental health and safety
  • Matthew Sivils, to director of the Center for Excellence in Arts and Humanities for a three-year term
  • Carl Wells, to director of equal opportunity and Title IX coordinator

Department chairs

  • Leana Bouffard, reappointed to a second five-year term as chair of the sociology and criminal justice department
  • Paul Bruski, to chair of the graphic design department
  • Sarah Francis, to the Jane Armstrong Endowed Chair of Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Mark Hargrove, to a five-year term as chair of the Roy J. Carver department of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology
  • Caroline Hayes, reappointed to a third five-year term as chair of the mechanical engineering department
  • William Jenks, reappointed to a two-year term as chair of chemistry department
  • Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, to chair of the department of food science and human nutrition
  • Jason Ross, to chair of animal science department
  • Kevin Scheibe, reappointed as chair of information systems and business analytics
  • Deidra Schleicher, reappointed as chair of management and entrepreneurship
  • Alex Tuckness, to chair of political science department
  • Eric Weber, to a five-year term as chair of mathematics

Program leaders

  • Steve Kohtz, to recycling and special events coordinator

Interim leadership

  • Michael Bailey, to interim chair of the department of world languages and cultures
  • Lynn Clark, reappointed to a two-year term as interim chair of the ecology, evolution and organismal biology
  • Ana Luz, to interim director of innovation programming at Student Innovation Center
  • Heather Paris, to interim senior vice president for operations and finance, effective Sept. 7
  • Dr. Chris Rademacher, to interim director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center
  • Sharon Wohl, to interim associate dean for faculty in the College of Design