Administrative Contacts

Office of the Dean

Dean: Dr. Dan Grooms
Phone: 515-294-9860
Fax: 515-294-8956
2508 Patterson Hall

Executive Assistant to the Dean: Lisa Sebring
Phone: 515-294-9860
Fax: 515-294-8956
2508 Patterson Hall

Administrative Specialist: Mindy Farmer
Phone: 515-294-1250
Fax: 515-294-8956
2503 Patterson Hall

Academic and Student Affairs

Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Student Program Success and Innovation: Dr. Jared Danielson
Phone: 515-294-7945
Fax: 515-294-8956
2270 F Patterson Hall

Assistant Dean of Veterinary Student Success: 
Dr. Monica Howard
Phone: 515-294-0391
2270 Patterson Hall

Assistant Dean for Extramural Student Programs
Dr. Jessica Ward

Research and Graduate Studies

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies: Dr. Paul Plummer
Phone: 515-294-9348
Fax: 515-294-8956
2520 Patterson Hall

Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Research Training: Dr. Jodi McGill
Phone: 515-294-2635
Fax: 515-294-8956

Grants Specialist: Karen Barker
Phone: 515-294-4348
Fax: 515-294-8956
2522 Patterson Hall

Business Office

Director of Operations: Renee Knosby
Phone: 515-294-0724
Fax: 515-294-8956
2510 Patterson Hall

Budget and Finance Specialist: Courtney Witte
Phone: 515-294-4822
Fax: 515-294-8956
2512 Patterson Hall

Facilities Manager: Brian Adams
Phone: 515-291-3062

Prospective Students

Student Recruitment Coordinator: Morgan LaViolette
Phone: 515-294-1528
Fax: 515-294-8956
2525 Patterson Hall


Admissions Coordinator: Kathy Kuehl
Phone: 515-294-6808
Fax: 515-294-8956
2270 Patterson Hall

Human Resources

Human Resources Partner: Lindsey Tackett
Phone: 515-294-8722
Fax: 515-294-8956
2526 Patterson Hall

Human Resources Specialist: Ashley Howe
Phone: 515-294-9366
Fax: 515-294-8956
2527 Patterson Hall

Human Resources Generalist: Jill Motl
Phone: 515-294-8084
Fax: 515-294-8956
2527 Patterson Hall

Faculty Success Officer

Faculty Success Officer: Dr. Rachel Derscheid
Phone: 515-294-1173
Fax: 515-294-8956
1815 Lloyd Annex

Communications & Alumni Relations

Communications Manager: Dave Gieseke
Phone:  515-294-4257 
Fax: 515-294-8956
2514 Patterson Hall

Communications Specialist: Tracy Ann Raef
Phone: 515-294-4602
Fax: 515-294-8956
2524 Patterson Hall

Graphic Designer: Heather Brewer
Phone: 515-509-4355
Fax: 515-294-8956


Managing Senior II Director of Development: Trent Wellman
Phone: 515-294-4675
Fax: 515-294-8956 
2254 Patterson Hall

Associate Director of Development: Rachael Rail
Phone: 515-294-1593
Fax: 515-294-8956
2251 Patterson Hall

Development Coordinator: Jade Link
Phone: 515-294-0867
Fax: 515-294-8956
2253 Patterson Hall

Information Technology

Information Technology Manager: Steven Kovarik
Phone: 515-294-1359
Fax: 515-294-8341
2260 Patterson Hall