Christine Plunkett is the 30th President at Iowa Wesleyan University and the first female president in its 180-year history. Chris has held administrative and executive positions in leadership, accounting, and finance for more than twenty-five years, including twenty years in secondary and higher education and several years as a technology consultant and small business owner.
Through the Registry of College and University Presidents, she joined the executive team at Iowa Wesleyan University in July 2015 as Vice President for Finance and Treasurer. She applied her expertise in financial modeling, analysis, and management within a turnaround environment and in long-range strategic planning and implementation. In August 2019 Chris was appointed President at the University.