Mack House

Geoffroy Hall

Floor Plans

Rooms 3305-3343

House Details

Floor #: 3 East
Gender: Female
Capacity: 55
Room #s: 3305-3343
A/C: Yes
Bed Type: Lofted
Floor Type: Solid Surface
Room Types: Double
Room Size: 11' 3" x 16' 2"
Window Size: 4' wide x 5' tall
Ceiling Height: 9'

House History

Barbara Mack was an icon at Iowa State University, who passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. Alumni, journalists, attorneys, colleagues, and students found magic and inspiration in her lectures, tough love, compassion, counsel and erudition. A Des Moines native, Barbara Mack was born in 1952. She started at the Des Moines Register & Tribune Company in 1969 as a news assistant, became a reporter in 1971 and eventually served as general counsel from 1982-1986. Barbara earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Iowa State in 1974 and her juris doctorate from Drake in 1977. She joined the faculty of the Greenlee School in 1986. She left the School briefly in 1991 to work in the President’s Office as assistant to President Martin Jischke and returned to the faculty again in 1994. She held the title of assistant director and associate professor in the Greenlee School and was on phased retirement, planning to have the fall 2012 semester be the last of her career. She has served as an Iowa State Daily board member since 1999. She was among the first grouping of ISU faculty to win the college Master Teacher Award in 2000. In 1995, she had won the college Outstanding Introductory Teaching Award. Last year she won the ISU Alumni Association top award for Superior Service.