Jordan Bates (Program Manager I, Internal Audit)

It has been my pleasure to serve on the Professional and Scientific Council for the past three years! During my time on Council, I have had the opportunity to serve on the Awards and Professional Development committees. Through these two committees, I have been involved in recognizing the accomplishments of fellow staff members and have worked hard to identify and provide professional development opportunities for professional and scientific employees. Also, for the past two years, I have served as Council’s Vice President for University Planning and Budget in which I have worked to inform the Council and constituents about planning and budgeting activities taking place across the University. I have had a great experience and recognize that there is more work to be done, which is why I am seeking another term on Council.

The Professional and Scientific Council is an excellent mechanism for employees to become involved, be informed regarding University practices and changes, and work together to make a difference at Iowa State University. If reelected, I will work hard to inform constitutes of important University happenings and changes and work to identify professional development opportunities, in an effort to continue to make Iowa State a great place to work.

I would be honored to continue serving the University community as a member of the Professional and Scientific Council. Thank you for your consideration!