Perry Fantini departs for new position; interim named

Sharon Perry Fantini, vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), will leave the university Oct. 6 to begin a new position as a partner with TNG – Strategic Risk Management Solutions. She and her family will remain in the Ames community.

"We appreciate Sharon's contributions to support the educational success of our students and the professional success of our faculty and staff, said President Wendy Wintersteen. "We wish her the very best in her new role, and we are pleased she will continue to be engaged in the Ames community."

Associate provost Dawn Bratsch-Prince head shot

Dawn Bratsch-Prince

Perry Fantini started in her Iowa State post in January 2022, previously serving as vice provost for equity, access and opportunity and Title IX coordinator at Tiffin University, Ohio.

Dawn Bratsch-Prince, associate provost for faculty, will serve as interim vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion. Her appointment starts Oct. 6 and is pending approval by the state Board of Regents.

Plans to fill this position are subject to the Legislature's fiscal year 2024 DEI hiring freeze and pending the completion of a DEI review by a regents working group.