Dean Nolan Reappointed to Five-year Term


Contacts: Dave Gieseke, Veterinary Communications, (515) 294-4257 

Dr. Lisa Nolan, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been appointed to a new five-year term.

During her first term, Nolan was successful in increasing the college’s budget, enhancing diversity and successfully completing several hospital and laboratory construction projects.

“Iowa State’s internationally acclaimed programs in agriculture, biosciences and veterinary medicine are making transformative contributions to our state, nation and the world,” said President Steven Leath. “Lisa Nolan has done an outstanding job leading the college over the last five years and I look forward to continued growth.”

Senior Vice President and Provost Jonathan Wickert expressed thanks to the CVM review committee for managing the comprehensive review process. Dr. Ron Griffith, professor of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, chaired the CVM Governance Council, which conducted its review.

Wickert also noted his appreciation to faculty and staff in the college who participated in the review process through surveys, attending open forums or contacting members of the review committee.

Nolan, a professor of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, joined Iowa State in 2003. She earned her D.V.M., master’s and doctoral degrees in medical microbiology from the University of Georgia. Nolan became dean in 2011 after serving as the college’s associate dean of research and graduate studies.

“It has been incredibly gratifying to witness the growth of the college, from educating students, identifying pathogens for Iowa livestock producers, and taking care of animals around the world,” Nolan said. “I look forward to our students, faculty and staff having an even greater impact in the future.”