Capital Projects Advisory Committee (CPAC)


Capital project information is submitted via a vice president to the Capital Projects Advisory Committee (CPAC) for review of all capital improvements greater than $250,000. The Committee is advisory to the President, and the President's approval is required to move from one capital project planning phase to the next. Final approval of a capital project plan by the President results in submission to the Board of Regents for approval. In addition to the CPAC, capital planning includes faculty, staff and administrators from the department/unit that will benefit from the project, and planning staff from Facilities Planning and Management.

Transactions for real estate and leases requiring Board of Regents approval must also be reviewed by the CPAC prior to raising funds or drafting agreements for such transactions.


The Capital Projects Advisory Committee meets on a 4 to 6 week schedule throughout the year.

Current Members

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Name Role Representation Start Term
Wintersteen, Wendy Chair President, Iowa State University 20 Nov 2017
Cain, Pam Member Interim Senior Vice President for Finance & University Services 04 Dec 2017
Fuligni, Paul Member Facilities Planning & Management 28 Aug 2017
Harmon, Martino Member Senior Vice President for Student Affairs 21 Mar 2016
Holtmyer Jones, Larissa Member President & CEO, ISU Foundation 17 Feb 2015
Rico-Gutierrez, Luis Member Council of Deans 01 Jul 2011
Wickert, Jonathan Member Senior Vice President & Provost 30 Jul 2012
Brown, Catherine Staff Support (non-voting) Facilities Planning & Management 01 May 2018



  • Council of Deans (1)
  • Facilities Planning & Management (2)
  • Interim Senior Vice President for Finance & University Services (1)
  • President & CEO, ISU Foundation (1)
  • President, Iowa State University (1)
  • Senior Vice President & Provost (1)
  • Senior Vice President for Student Affairs (1)


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