Dr. Ruth MacDonald, left, has been named the Interim Senior Associate Dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Dr. Ruth Litchfield, right, will step up to serve as the Interim Chair of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

MacDonald named interim senior associate dean for Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

AMES, Iowa — Ruth MacDonald has been named the interim senior associate dean and associate director of the Experiment Station of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.

MacDonald has served for the past 13 years as professor and department chair of Iowa State’s Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. She also has been assistant dean of graduate education for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences since 2012.

MacDonald fills the position held by Joe Colletti, who last week was named interim dean of the college. The most current dean, Wendy Wintersteen, was named Iowa State’s new president in October and assumed her new role Nov. 20.

MacDonald began her new responsibilities yesterday.

Ruth Litchfield has been named the interim chair of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, which is co-administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Sciences.

Read the entire press release on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences website.