Steve Winfrey, director of the Memorial Union (MU) at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, has been named director of the Memorial Union at Iowa State University, effective August 14.
Winfrey has experience in the overall supervision of a university’s union facilities, services, and programs including event services, reservations, strategic planning, assessment, leases, capital planning, building security, and custodial services. He also supervised the completion of NDSU’s student union renovation and addition. Before NDSU, Steve was assistant director of leadership programs at the University of Minnesota.
“Steve brings a dynamic set of experiences which include student development, facility management and development, and diversity and inclusion,” said senior vice president for student affairs Martino Harmon. “I am very excited that he will utilize his leadership skills to position the Memorial Union for future growth.”
Winfrey will report to the senior vice president for student affairs and provide leadership for the MU by advancing the mission and goals of the Division of Student Affairs. As director, he will oversee and administer all MU facilities, programs, activities, products, services, and tenant relations. This position also oversees the Student Activities Center which provides opportunities for students to be successful, independent, and responsible learners.
“It is a distinct honor and privilege to be a part of Iowa State University as the incoming Memorial Union director. I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to join a team that is focused on providing outstanding programs and services to the Iowa State community,” Winfrey said. “I wish to thank the students and staff of Iowa State for inviting me to join the ISU family. I also wish to thank all of my past supervisors, teams, and colleagues who have helped prepare me for such an amazing opportunity.”
Winfrey received both his master’s degree in counseling and college student personnel and his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.