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Jennifer Plagman-Galvin

Title: Director of Operations
Department: Human Sciences Administration

Office: E262 Lagomarcino 901 Stange Rd., Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 1410
Email: jpgalvin@iastate.edu

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Jenn Plagman-Galvin joined the College of Human Sciences as the Director of Operations in October 2012, after serving as the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Greek Affairs in the Dean of Students Office for eight years. Plagman-Galvin has also worked in the nonprofit sector as the Executive Director of the Volunteer Center of Story County and the Director of Volunteer and Member Involvement at the University YMCA in Charlotte, North Carolina. Plagman-Galvin is currently a Ph.D. student in Higher Education Administration in the School of Education at Iowa State University. She holds a M.P.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, with an emphasis in nonprofit management, and a B.S. degree from Iowa State University in Journalism and Mass Communication, with an emphasis in business.

Research Interests

  • Student engagement, retention and success
  • Fraternity and sorority life
  • Volunteerism, service-learning and civic engagement
  • Nonprofit management


  • 2013 Faculty and Staff Inspiration Award from the Iowa State University Alumni Association
  • 2011 4 Under 40: Leaders of Today and Tomorrow Award from the Young Professionals of Ames
  • 2010 Women of Achievement - Shinning Star Award from the YMCA Ames-ISU
  • 2009 Women Impacting ISU Calendar from the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics