AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University President Steven Leath expresses gratitude to Gov. Terry Branstad for the FY 2015 budget recommendations in support of ISU, particularly the 4 percent increase in general university operating appropriations, which will allow Iowa State to freeze student tuition for a second consecutive year. Gov. Branstad’s support will allow Iowa State to remain affordable, accessible and attractive to a growing number of Iowa undergraduates.
President Leath also thanks the governor for his support of $2 million for the Biosciences Facilities project at Iowa State, as the biosciences are central to the university’s mission. The facilities will support many bioscience initiatives that have a direct, positive impact on the Iowa economy.
The university looks forward to working with the governor and the Iowa Legislature in the 2014 legislative session in support of the governor’s recommendations for the benefit of ISU.