Q&A with the ISU president

Gregory Geoffroy is the president of Iowa State.

What is your favorite memory of college?

Meeting my wife Kathy.

What is your favorite thing about Iowa State or Ames?

Our students.

Where is your favorite place to eat in town?

The Knoll.

What advice would you give to incoming students?

Study hard and manage your time carefully.

When did you know what you wanted to do with your life? When did it click, when did learning become fun?

When I was graduating with my [doctorate] and decided I wanted to be a chemistry professor.

What is your favorite thing about your job?

Interacting with ISU students, faculty, staff and alumni.

How did you get where you are now in your career?

That is a long story, but basically I had wonderful opportunities presented to me and I pursued them.

What was your proudest accomplishment of the last year?

Helping keep the Big 12 together.

What is your biggest goal for next year?

Continuing the advancement of Iowa State.