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IVCCD and University of Iowa announce Nursing Partnership

Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) and the University of Iowa (UI) will be finalizing a new partnership agreement allowing IVCCD nursing graduates to seamlessly transfer to the UI College of Nursing to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees, during a formal signing ceremony on Monday, May 23 2022, 2 p.m., at…

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IVCCD Board Report – May 11 Meeting

IVCCD Board Approved Plans for Esports Management Software Upgrades MARSHALLTOWN –The IVCCD Board of Directors approved plans to contract with ggCircuit, a service provider that specializes in Esports Management software. The service agreement will provide a way to keep the academic and gaming software separate, reducing enterprise-level security concerns. The agreement will include hardware, software,…

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Join IVCCD in Celebrating Board of Directors

May is School Board Recognition Month, sponsored by the Iowa Association of School Boards to celebrate the contributions of board members to Iowa public education. This year’s theme is “School Boards: Launching Iowa’s Next Generation.” The Iowa Valley Community College District is celebrating the work of its Board of Directors, who have maintained their commitment…

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IVCCD Announces Staffing Changes

After an exhaustive search, the Iowa Valley Community College District has named Gena Garber to the role of CFO, Vice-Chancellor of Administration. Garber will be serving as Chief Financial Officer, a position vacated by a retirement in June of 2021. She will oversee business operations for the District. Garber was hired in May 2020 as…

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IVCCD Board Report – April 13 Meeting

IVCCD Board Looks for Bids for Thompson Hall Renovation IOWA FALLS – The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors held a public hearing regarding the Thompson Hall project on the Ellsworth Community College campus. The renovation will not be an extensive renovation; rather it will aim to address mechanical, plumbing, electrical fixes, and…

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IVCCD Celebrates Community College Month Throughout April

The Iowa Valley Community College District will join the national Community College Month celebration, a month-long education campaign coordinated by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). The primary goals of #CCmonth are to improve awareness of the economic, academic, and equity advantages of attending community colleges, and to challenge longtime stigmas associated with public…

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Iowa Awarded Congressional Funding for College and Career Transition Support

Iowa’s Community Colleges were awarded $2 million in federal funding for the College and Career Transition Counselor initiative as a part of the omnibus spending bill approved by Congress and signed by President Biden last week. The Community Project Funding was supported by Iowa Representative Marianette Miller-Meeks and will support shared positions between high schools…

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IVCCD Board Report – March 9

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors reviewed modifications to the District’s Strategic Agenda. Dr. Lisa Breja, Institutional Researcher & HLC Accreditation Liaison Officer, made note of several adjustments, including the lengthened timeline for completion. The Strategic Agenda is a 5-year plan for District improvement, which was lengthened to 6 years (2020-2026) due…

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Iowa’s Community Colleges Add Over $5.5 Billion To Iowa’s Economy

DES MOINES, IA – Today, the Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees released an Economic Impact report about Iowa’s Community Colleges by Emsi Burning Glass. The report shows a $5.5 billion impact to Iowa’s economy, including the support of 87,149 jobs to Iowans during the last year. The full…

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IVCCD Board Report – February 9

IVCCD Board Approves New Athletic Programs MARSHALLTOWN – The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors reviewed plans to add new athletic teams on both the Ellsworth Community College and Marshalltown Community College campuses. The Board approved the addition of Women’s Wrestling at Ellsworth. The Board also approved plans to add Women’s Soccer and…

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