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Volume 21 No. 27
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In The Office: Jamie Pollard, Iowa State University

Jamie Pollard’s office décor reflects the success of Iowa State athletics over his 11 years at the Big 12 school.

Some items serve as a reminder for how fortunate he’s been after experiencing a heart attack in March 2015. A story in the ISU alumni magazine detailing Pollard’s scary episode and recovery is framed on one wall. “It’s a great story about family and what matters in life,” he said, “and kind of what we’ve built our athletics department on, and so the whole emotion of it is, ‘Where the Heart Is.’ The heart’s with your family.”

The office windows face the south end zone, providing Pollard with a prime view of the Sukup End Zone Club, which opened in 2015 as part of the expansion of Jack Trice Stadium.


Bowl game watches
Pollard was 1987 Division III national champ at 5,000 meters while at UW-Oshkosh.
A donor sent Pollard this heart after Pollard had a heart attack early last year.
New Era Pinstripe Bowl ring from 2011
Photos of Pollard with notables such as Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad,  wrestling legends Cael Sanderson and Dan Gable, broadcasters Brent Musburger and Fran Fraschilla, plus a photo of Pollard and fellow ADs on the Great Wall of China.
Awards won as a student athlete and administrator
Pollard was an SBJ/SBD Forty Under 40 honoree in 2003 while at Wisconsin.
Replica of a 1920s uniform. The Cyclones wore the throwbacks for a game in 2013.
Jack Trice Stadium pictures
A collection of family photos and published articles. Pollard and his wife, Ellen, have four children.
A display table of collectibles below the wall-mounted television at the end of the office opposite Pollard’s desk.
The office has ample room for Pollard’s desk area, a couch and chairs, and a large conference table, all with a view of the field at Jack Trice Stadium (below).
Pollard at his desk. Memorabilia behind him includes footballs from bowl games in which Iowa State has played.