The Board of Trustees of Iowa Wesleyan College is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Steven E. Titus as its new president.
“We are extremely pleased to name Dr. Titus as the next president of Iowa Wesleyan College,” said Don Wiley, chair of the Iowa Wesleyan Board of Trustees. “He brings the experience and skills that will ensure we meet our strategic goals, address our institutional priorities and continue to move Iowa Wesleyan College forward.”
Titus is senior vice president of University Advancement at Saint Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota, where he serves as the chief development, alumni and external relations officer, as well as a member of the executive cabinet and University Strategic Planning Task Force.
Titus served as president of Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska, from 2002-2007. He reorganized the college’s administrative structure around strategic priorities and resource development, led its financial turnaround, added $17 million of new and renovated construction, completed the most comprehensive strategic planning effort in the college’s history, significantly improved the number and size of donations to the college and led efforts to improve the academic program and student recruitment efforts.
“Sara and I are delighted to be joining the Iowa Wesleyan and Mount Pleasant community,” said Titus. “What has drawn us to this special place is its bold and pioneering spirit and superb faculty, staff and volunteer leadership. Iowa Wesleyan is uniquely positioned to successfully respond to the changing higher education landscape,” Titus said. “I look forward to our work together to build on this foundation in remarkable and enduring ways in the years ahead.”
From 1990-1995, Titus served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps in Europe and Washington, DC. He later was appointed Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, serving as the ranking military official for the State of Minnesota.
Titus earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration/organizational behavior at Southwest Minnesota State University, his juris doctorate degree from Marquette University Law School, and his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Virginia.
Titus and his wife, Sara, and their two daughters expect to transition to Mount Pleasant in July.