The Iowa State University Foundation is governed by a board of directors, where the university president serves as a director. It is also served by governors who provide additional guidance and advocate for philanthropy at Iowa State and across the country.

The foundation also works closely with Iowa State administrators, deans and unit leaders to determine the university’s fundraising priorities.

Board of Directors


  • Lloyd Bettis - chair
  • Nancy Armbrust - vice-chair
  • Gary Streit - secretary
  • Mary Jane Hagenson - treasurer


Board members

  • Ben Allen
  • Gregg Behrens
  • Mike Dubes
  • Jon Fleming
  • Jim Frein
  • Ron Hallenbeck
  • Kathy Howell
  • Barbara Janson
  • Ric Jurgens
  • Roger Underwood 


Our active foundation governors volunteer on a variety of committees to help guide the foundation. These committees include:


  • Audit committee
  • Awards committee
  • Campaign cabinet 
  • Communications committee
  • Executive committee
  • Finance committee
  • Gift acceptance committee
  • Governance committee
  • Investment committee