Iowa State University spent more than $180,000 in its search for a new president. According to Iowa Board of Regents documents, more than $122,000 was paid to AGB Search, a consultant firm hired by the university to conduct the search. Nearly $33.000 was spent on candidate and committee travel, more than $9,000 was spent for catering and hospitality, $1,500 for transportation services, nearly $8,000 for advertising and $6,000 for university provided services. Former president Steven Leath left in May to become president at Auburn University. After beginning the search in March, the university ultimately chose in-house option Wendy Wintersteen to become the next president.