Dr. Wendy Wintersteen
President, Iowa State University
Dr. Wendy Wintersteen is the 16th president of Iowa State University - the first woman to hold the university’s highest office. Dr. Wintersteen has served Iowa State for 40 years in several capacities. After working in eastern and central Iowa as one of the first female ISU Extension associates in integrated pest management, Dr. Wintersteen completed her doctorate in entomology at Iowa State. She became a professor of entomology (with a brief stint at USDA in Washington, D.C.), she assumed a number of administrative roles in extension and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS).