Moving Students Forward in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

As the largest college at Iowa State, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is comprised of 22 departments, one professional school and 14 cross-disciplinary programs, and it offers 50 baccalaureate degrees, 29 doctoral programs, 36 master’s programs, and 14 graduate interdisciplinary degrees. Providing support to attract exceptional students to these programs is vitally important to the overall quality of Iowa State. The college seeks support for undergraduate and graduate student funding, as well as for experiential learning opportunities.

Flexible-use undergraduate scholarships help the college attract outstanding students and provide support for students in areas of greatest impact. It is also important to support experiential learning opportunities such as internships, studying abroad, and involvement in undergraduate research, experiences that are essential in preparing students to be competitive in our global society. The college’s outstanding graduate programs prepare the future thought leaders and innovators of tomorrow, and graduate student support in the form of teaching and research assistantships, fellowships and other assistance are important in making advanced degrees possible for hard-working students.

Student support for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will help draw exceptional students to Iowa State and enable them to have the best possible learning experiences that will prepare them for a wide range of professional paths.



Support the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The most academically diverse college at Iowa State University, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has been central to the mission of the university since its founding. The college encompasses all of Iowa State’s formative liberal arts education and activities, while also anchoring the university’s focus on science and technology. Every undergraduate at Iowa State takes courses in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' many nationally ranked academic programs.

The college’s diverse curriculum in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, biological sciences, and mathematical sciences prepares students to become more knowledgeable, contributing citizens in a world of diverse cultures. Vital to the mission of the college is the discovery of new knowledge through teaching and learning, research and creative activity.

Private support is essential to the college’s success. Examples of philanthropy in action in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences include:

  • Annual gifts of all sizes
  • Several privately supported scholarship accounts
  • 28 named, endowed faculty positions
  • Privately supported research and program funds
  • Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust donations to biomolecular structure research
  • Hach Hall, the newly constructed chemistry teaching and research facility
  • Remodeling Snedecor Hall, home of the internationally recognized Department of Statistics
  • The Carl Vondra Geology Field Camp in Wyoming
  • Troxel Hall, a state-of-the-art auditorium building used for large lectures

Ongoing support is crucial to advancing the mission of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and benefits the college’s students, faculty and staff.

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Contact Us

Michael Gens
Executive Director of Development
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
202 Catt Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011
Phone: 515.294.0921
Fax: 515.294.1303
mgens@iastate.edu

Neel Bal
Director of Development
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
202 Catt Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011
Phone: 515.294.8868
Fax: 515.294.1303
nsbal@iastate.edu

Eric Bentzinger
Associate Director of Development
College  Liberal Arts & Sciences
202 Catt Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011
Phone: 515.294.7490
Fax: 515.294.1303
ericb@iastate.edu