August 10, 2018
Announcing the 2018 Cardinal Women*
With the successful kick-off of Cardinal Women on August 8 th , we would like to announce that 72 individuals have been selected to participate in this personal and professional leadership development program specifically for women* who are faculty and professional and scientific staff at Iowa State University.

These 72 women* along with 8 small group leaders will engage in four two hour face-to-face sessions this fall, participate in large and small group discussions, and continue the conversation between sessions via Canvas. Program topics include identifying and silencing the inner critic, discovering and utilizing your inner mentor, communication style strategies, approaches to negotiation, and how to support and affirm those who identify as women in our community.

This program is being offered at no cost to participants and these women* were selected from the 138 applications received for the program. Cardinal Women was developed and is being led by Tera Lawson, Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching, and Dr. Denise Williams-Klotz, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.
2018 Iowa State University Cardinal Women*
  • Jordan Bates, Office of Internal Audit
  • Megan Landolt, Office of the President
  • nicci port, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Alicia Smith, ISU Research Park

  • Karen Couves, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
  • Sarah DuBois, Program for Women in Science and Engineering
  • Lesya Hassall, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
  • Svitlana Zbarska, University Honors Program
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Carly Manz, Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology
  • Mary Sue Mayes, Animal Science/Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • Cassandra Nuñez, Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Ivy College of Business
  • Melissa Chamberlin, Management
  • Anne Clem, Accounting
  • Meleah Cue, Ivy College of Business
  • Tara Fisher, Ivy College of Business
  • Kelly Pistilli, Ivy College of Business Undergraduate Programs
  • Diana Sloan, Ivy College of Business Graduate Programs
  • Kathy Weaver, Ivy College of Business Undergraduate Programs
College of Design
  • Shelby Doyle, Architecture
College of Engineering
  • Ashley Augspurger, Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Holly Dunlay-Lott, College of Engineering
  • Julie Rursch, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Camille Sloan Schroeder, Engineering Community Outreach
  • Lori Jarmon, Engineering Research Institute
  • Christy Oxendine, Engineering Student Services
College of Human Sciences
  • Kelly Reddy-Best, Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
  • Erin French, College of Human Sciences
  • A. Jalynn Almond, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Kate Goudy, Human Development and Family Studies/CWRTP
  • Jeannette Mukayisire, Human Science Extension and Outreach
  • Jenny Gibbs, Kinesiology
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Tina Coffelt, English and Communication Studies
  • Abby Dubisar, English
  • Sarah Frette, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Stephanie Hamilton, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Carly Manz, Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology
  • Rachel McKenny, English/Speech Communication
  • Megan Jeanette Myers, World Languages and Cultures
  • Elizabeth Peters, Chemistry
  • Kelsie Poe, Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Grace Provenzano, Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication
College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Misty Treanor, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Jodi Hilleman, University Library
  • Megan O'Donnell, University Library
  • Rachel Seale, University Library
  • Jessica Bell, Grants Hub
  • Katy Farlow, InTrans
  • Cara Fink, Office for Responsible Research
  • Kirthi Narayanaswamy, Biotechnology
  • Dana Wilson, Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Tracey Stewart, Biotechnology
Extension and Outreach
  • Christine Knight-Gipe, Extension and Outreach
  • Hanna Bates, Iowa Water Center
Ames Laboratory, DOE
  • Stephanie Boersma, Ames Laboratory
  • Hiliary Burns, Ames Laboratory
  • Sarah Morris-Benavides, Ames Laboratory
  • Kara Nady, Ames Laboratory

Dean of Students Office
  • Milly Agai, Student Assistance and Outreach
  • Katy Cran, Dean of Students Office
  • Carrie Giese, Student Assistance and Outreach
  • Sandra Looft, Margaret Sloss Women’s Center
Enrollment Management and Student Success
  • Rylie Carlson, Office of Student Financial Aid
  • Jennifer Johnson, Office of Admissions
  • Jen Hacke Sass, Office of Admissions
  • Jennifer Suchan, Office of the Registrar
Student Health and Wellness
  • Jazzmine Brooks, Student Wellness
  • Naomi Drakeford, Student Counseling Service
  • Sara Parris, Thielen Student Health Center

Facilities Planning and Management
  • Michelle Lenkaitis, Utilities/Facilities Planning and Management
  • Lindsey Wanderscheid, Utilities/Facilities Planning and Management
Environmental Health and Safety
  • Amy Helgerson, Environmental Health and Safety
Reiman Gardens
  • Jessie Liebenguth, Reiman Gardens
  • Stacy Sassman, Procurement Services

  • Karen Bramow, Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Lynn Comito, Office of Research Integrity
  • Paula DeAngelo, University Counsel
  • Kris Johansen, Economic Development and Industry Relations
  • Julienne Krennrich, Ames Laboratory
  • Sara Marcketti, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
  • Hilary Seo, University Library
  • Jenn Wiederin, Ivy College of Business
Thank you to the Office of the Vice President for Research for providing funding for the first session of Cardinal Women!

*This group is comprised of faculty and professional and scientific staff that identify as women. This includes women who are cisgender, trans, of trans experience, etc.

Questions about the program can be directed to Dr. Denise Williams-Klotz or Tera Lawson.