Iowa State Memorial Union

New Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Director of Residence Named

Posted on July 17, 2023 at 4:42 PM by Megan Moore

Michael Harwood, director of fiscal and facility operations for UM Housing at the University of Montana has been named the associate vice president for Campus Life and director of residence, effective August 11. 

Harwood has over 30 years of experience in student affairs. Prior to his role at the University of Montana, Harwood served as the associate vice president for student success at Minnesota State University Moorhead and the assistant vice president and assistant dean of student life at North Dakota State University. 

“Iowa State University is recognized for providing an outstanding living and learning experience for students,” said Harwood. “I am excited return to the Midwest and offer my skills and experience to advance the mission and vision of the institution and the Division of Student Affairs.” 

Harwood holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Montana State University and a master of science degree in counseling and college and student development from Minnesota State University-Mankato. 

“I am thrilled to welcome Michael to Iowa State University. Michael will be a great addition to the Campus Life team and will provide exceptional leadership to the Department of Residence, ISU Dining and the Memorial Union,” said Dr. Toyia Younger, senior vice president for student affairs. “Michael will bring a wealth of knowledge to Iowa State. His extensive experience with housing, dining services, operations, finance, and enrollment management that will support our student-centered approach to provide a college experience where all Cyclones can succeed.”


Harwood succeeds Dr. Peter Englin, who retired on May 1 and had served in this role since 2005. 



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