Interim leader named for FPM

Wendy Kisch has been appointed interim associate vice president for facilities planning and management (FPM), effective July 1, following the departure of Paul Fuligni.

Wendy Kisch head shot

Wendy Kisch

Kisch has been with Iowa State since 2008 and currently serves as director of operations for the Student Innovation Center. Previously, she served in FPM for eight years, including as assistant director of facilities services (2015-19).

She earned three degrees at Iowa State: a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, a master's degree in statistics and a doctoral degree in statistics and industrial engineering.

"I am confident Wendy will provide strong leadership for our dedicated FPM staff who work hard to develop, operate and maintain our facilities," said senior vice president for operations and finance Shawn Norman. "I know she will work collaboratively across the division and the university to support and enhance our campus environment."

Norman said a search to permanently fill the FPM leadership position likely will start in the fall.