June 10, 2020 – ACCT Search Consultant facilitates a series of open Public Forums (Administrators, Staff, Faculty, Students, Community members invited to attend) to solicit feedback to inform the development of the draft Presidential Profile.
June 11, 2020 – Presidential Search Committee Meeting #1: Training and Orientation; Committee receives Draft Presidential Profile and reviews and edits the draft Presidential Profile (3 – 4-hour Meeting). Special Board meeting to discuss, edit, and finalize the Presidential Profile.
Mid-June 2020 – Presidential Profile is posted to on IWCC and ACCT websites. ACCT and Search Consultant conduct targeted local, state-wide, and national one-on-one recruitment of Candidates. Advertisements placed.
September 9, 2020 – Target Date for Receipt of Applications. Position open until filled.
Sept. 10 – Sept. 21, 2020 – Presidential Search Committee members review confidential applications independently through ACCT’s secure web portal.
September 23, 2020 – Presidential Search Committee Meeting #2: Presidential Search Committee meets to discuss and select 7 – 9 confidential semifinalists. (5 – 6-hour meeting)
October 8 – 9, 2020 – Search Committee Meeting #3: Presidential Search Committee meets for confidential interviews of semifinalists. (Two-Day Interview Process via video or in-person). Search Committee deliberates and selects 3 – 5 finalists and forwards recommendations Board of Trustees.
Week of Nov. 2, 2020 – Finalists visit IWCC for tours, participate in public forums, meet with Direct Reports, etc. Finalists will interview with the full Board of Trustees. During deliberations, ACCT provides oral in-depth reference reports on final candidates.
Mid-November, 2020 – Board visits #1 candidate’s institution (optional, but highly recommended). ACCT facilitates final negotiations. New President of Iowa Western Community College is announced.
January 1, 2021, or TBD – Start date for next President of Iowa Western Community College.
Search Committee Members
Brent Siegrist (Chair), Board of Trustee Member (Council Bluffs)
Connie Hornbeck, Board of Trustee Member (Logan)
Dr. John Marshall, Board of Trustee Member (Council Bluffs)
Dr. Stan Sibley, Board of Trustee Member (Glenwood)
Malory Klocke, Iowa Western Faculty Member
Nicole Juranek, Iowa Western Faculty Member
Carrie Parkhurst, Iowa Western Faculty Member
Reanna Heim, Iowa Western Administrator
Jenny Kruger, Iowa Western Administrator
Marc Rardin, Iowa Western Staff Member
Lori Stitz, Iowa Western Staff Member
Kristin Smith, Iowa Western Staff Member
Dr. Don Fenster, Iowa Western Foundation Board Member
Kassandra Bruguera, Iowa Western Student
Chris Blake, Atlantic Community Member
Dr. Kerri Nelson, Page/Fremont County Community Member