Have you heard the saying people come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime? I’ve grown to appreciate that within a career, opportunities also come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.
In July, I accepted a promotion at Iowa State to direct communications for the University Library. I’m excited to serve and advance the university I love in new ways, and it’s wonderful to be back in the heart of campus. As the plaque on Parks Library reads, “The excellent library is the heart of the excellent university.”
Leading the effort to bring Iowa Stater magazine to life will always be one of the greatest joys and accomplishments of my career. It was an honor and a privilege to work with the amazing team at the ISU Alumni Association, the university, and the ISU Foundation.
With this strong framework in place, please join me in welcoming Kirsten Kraklio as the new editor of Iowa Stater and director of communications at the ISU Alumni Association.
I remain yours, forever true, an Iowa Stater for life!
Melea Reicks Licht
(’00 Public Service and Administration in Agriculture, M.S. ’05 Agricultural Education and Studies)