CoB timeline

Tristan Wade

August 2016: The College of Business launches its new Ph.D. and minor programs in entrepreneurship. This program is the first of its kind at any public university in Iowa. 

September 14, 2016: The CEO Speaker Series kicks-off, an idea of Dean David Spalding’s. Dan Houston, CEO of Principal Financial Group is the first presenter. The series features CEO of many different companies and backgrounds to come speak to community members. Roger Ferguson, CEO of TIAA Financial Services and Lance Fritz, CEO of Union Pacific Railroad Company are some of the other CEOs that have come.

May 3, 2017: Kingland donates $1.5 million to Iowa State across three colleges, including the College of Business, to support data analytics.

August 23, 2017: The Gerdin Charitable Foundation commits $7 million to the College of Business, to go towards expanding the Gerdin Business Building. The Gerdin family provided the foundational donation for the Gerdin Business Building as well. The new expansion will be approximately 35,00 square feet and will go next to the existing building.

September 8, 2017: The College of Business announces another year of growing enrollment, setting a new College of Business record of 4,921 students enrolled. This puts it as the fourth largest college at Iowa State.