Lee Cagley, Interior Design

“Lee is a thoughtful and compassionate colleague who expresses genuine gratitude to everyone with whom he works. He doesn’t use the excuse of being “too busy” to meet with staff. He values staff members, all of whom work so hard to support his department, the College of Design and Iowa State University. Staff are not experts in interior design, but Lee takes the time to carefully explain the department’s mission and his needs and wants for his faculty and students. The opposite is true: Lee is not an expert in staff members’ fields, but he clearly wants to understand what they do and what he can do to help them be successful in their positions — an understanding of how all of us working together helps each of us and the broader university community achieve our goals. Thank you, Lee!” (CyThx 2)