Dr. Lisa Nolan
Dr. Lisa Nolan

Dr. Lisa Nolan, dean of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been appointed to a new five-year term.

During her first term, Nolan was successful in increasing the college’s budget, enhancing diversity and successfully completing several hospital and laboratory construction projects, the university said.

“Iowa State’s internationally acclaimed programs in agriculture, biosciences and veterinary medicine are making transformative contributions to our state, nation and the world,” Steven Leath, ISU president, said. “Lisa Nolan has done an outstanding job leading the college over the last five years and I look forward to continued growth.”

Nolan, a professor of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, joined Iowa State in 2003. She earned her DVM, master’s and doctoral degrees in medical microbiology from the University of Georgia. Nolan became dean in 2011 after serving as the college’s associate dean of research and graduate studies.

“It has been incredibly gratifying to witness the growth of the college, from educating students, identifying pathogens for Iowa livestock producers, and taking care of animals around the world,” Nolan said. “I look forward to our students, faculty and staff having an even greater impact in the future.”