(1941- ; president 1991-2000)
Portrait painted in 2000 by artist Laurel Stern Boeck
Born in Illinois in 1941, Dr. Jischke received a B.S. in physics from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in aeronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the faculty at the University of Oklahoma in 1968 and was appointed director of aeronautical, mechanical and nuclear engineering in 1977 and dean of the College of Engineering in 1981. He served as chancellor at the University of Missouri, Rolla from 1986 until becoming president of Iowa State University in 1991. In 2000 Dr. Jischke left Iowa State to become president of Purdue University.