Ag Industry congratulating new ISU President Wintersteen

From the Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board:

"On behalf of the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, we would like to congratulate Dean Wendy Wintersteen on her promotion to President of Iowa State University. We appreciate the leadership and partnership Dean Wintersteen has brought to Iowa Corn and agriculture partners in our state.

Her dedication to the university, the students, faculty, and farmers across the state has been evident throughout her career. During her tenure as Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, she has shown tremendous leadership, working collaboratively to bridge the gap with groups both within the university internally and with external groups. She has helped advance the College of Agriculture and Life Science to meet the ever-changing challenges and opportunities present in agriculture today. We have no doubt she will excel in her new role as Iowa State University President."

From the Iowa Soybean Association:

“Dr. Wendy Wintersteen’s experience as the endowed Dean of Iowa State University’s (ISU) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences — combined with her collaborative approach in providing leadership and connectivity across the university and among many farmer organizations and the ag industry — make her an exemplary choice to lead the university. Wintersteen is both a long-standing partner and a champion of the Iowa Soybean Association, especially in the areas of checkoff-funded basic and applied research, along with outreach to benefit Iowa’s soybean farmers in the near and long-term.” –Bill Shipley, Iowa Soybean Association president

“Wintersteen has a proven track record of being a tireless advocate for ISU and the state of Iowa. She understands the unique and critical role ISU plays in the future well-being of our state as a research-based, land-grant institution. Wintersteen has never lost sight of the special responsibility ISU has in training the next generation of leaders, or waivered in her support of extension and outreach, all while maintaining her impeccable history of supporting world-class science and research. Wintersteen will make an outstanding President of Iowa State University and we at the Iowa Soybean Association extend our sincere congratulations.” 

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The board Monday appointed Wendy Wintersteen as Iowa State's 16th president, filling a position left vacant when Steven Leath took a job as president of Auburn University.

The 61-year-old Wintersteen has been dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences since 2006. During this time, the regents noted in a news release that she had helped raise more than $247 million from donors and that undergraduate enrollment in the college had grown by 90 percent.

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