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IVCCD Chancellor Search

Chancellor Candidate Open Forums and Hiring Timeline

Chancellor Candidate #1: Dr. Martin Reimer (Dr. Martin Reimer resume)
You may complete an evaluation of Dr. Reimer online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/263HKM8 or print and submit a paper evaluation.*
Wednesday, March 20 Open Forum in Grinnell from 3:15 to 4:15 pm at the Iowa Valley Grinnell Center (Wellborn Student Lounge). Open to staff, students and the public at 123 6th Ave. W, Grinnell.
Thursday, March 21 Open Forum in Iowa Falls from 8:45 to 9:45 am at Ellsworth Community College in the Dale Howard Family Activity Center (Panther Den). Open to staff, students and the public at 1021 River St., Iowa Falls.
Chancellor Candidate #2 (name and resume will be posted here Mar. 24)
Candidate’s resume
Monday, March 25 Open Forum in Marshalltown from 9:45 to 10:45 am at the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center (Dejardin Hall). Open to staff, students and the public at 3702 S. Center St., Marshalltown.

Open Forum in Grinnell from 3:15 to 4:15 pm at the Iowa Valley Grinnell Center (Wellborn Student Lounge). Open to staff, students and the public at 123 6th Ave. W, Grinnell.

Tuesday, March 26 Open Forum in Iowa Falls from 8:45 to 9:45 am at Ellsworth Community College in the Dale Howard Family Activity Center (Panther Den). Open to staff, students and the public at 1021 River St., Iowa Falls.
Chancellor Candidate #3 (name and resume will be posted here Mar. 26)
Candidate’s resume

Wednesday, March 27 Open Forum in Marshalltown from 9:45 to 10:45 am at the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center (Dejardin Hall). Open to staff, students and the public at 3702 S. Center St., Marshalltown.

Open Forum in Grinnell from 3:15 to 4:15 pm at the Iowa Valley Grinnell Center (Wellborn Student Lounge). Open to staff, students and the public at 123 6th Ave. W, Grinnell.

Thursday, March 28 Open Forum in Iowa Falls from 8:45 to 9:45 am at Ellsworth Community College in the Dale Howard Family Activity Center (Panther Den). Open to staff, students and the public at 1021 River St., Iowa Falls.
Chancellor Candidate #4 (name and resume will be posted here Apr. 1)
Candidate’s resume
Tuesday, April 2 Open Forum in Marshalltown from 9:45 to 10:45 am at the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center (Dejardin Hall). Open to staff, students and the public at 3702 S. Center St., Marshalltown.

Open Forum in Grinnell from 3:15 to 4:15 pm at the Iowa Valley Grinnell Center (Wellborn Student Lounge). Open to staff, students and the public at 123 6th Ave. W, Grinnell.

Wednesday, April 3 Open Forum in Iowa Falls from 8:45 to 9:45 am at Ellsworth Community College in the Dale Howard Family Activity Center (Panther Den). Open to staff, students and the public at 1021 River St., Iowa Falls.
To be announced Community visits (if necessary)
Apr. 10, 2019 IVCCD Board of Directors announces new Chancellor
To be announced New IVCCD Chancellor assumes responsibilities

* All evaluations will be reviewed and considered by the IVCCD Board of Directors as part of the Board’s decision-making process. Evaluations must be completed by noon on Friday, April 5.

After ten years of service, Iowa Valley Community College District Chancellor Dr. Christopher Duree has announced his impending retirement effective June 30, 2019. The IVCCD Board of Directors conducted a series of open forums for faculty, staff, students and community members to provide input as it develops a profile for the next Chancellor of Iowa Valley Community College District. As a result of those forums and discussion at a Board retreat, these personal and professional characteristics are most sought-after:

  • Personal Characteristics – Excellent communicator and listener; innovative, visionary, and curious; acts with integrity, honesty, and respectfulness; genuine and trustworthy; transparent and approachable; passionate and enthusiastic; flexible and adaptable; consensus builder.
  • Professional Characteristics – Enhances a learner-centered environment in an age of declining enrollments; demonstrates experience with accreditation and student assessment; demonstrates experience building partnerships with business and industry; collaborates with all sectors of education (K-12, state agencies, Regent universities, private colleges, etc.); makes data-driven decisions; has experience with strategic program evaluation and development; understands the unique nature of IVCCD and its governance model; understands and appreciates diverse populations, diverse campuses, and their needs; demonstrates legislative acumen; is a fundraiser and friendraiser; is an empowering leader with an accountability focus; has expertise in change management and conflict resolution; and is committed to community involvement in all communities in the District.

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IVCCD Organizational Chart


Questions about the IVCCD Chancellor search process or nominations of candidates can be made by contacting Dr. Larry Ebbers, IVCCD Search Consultant, at lebbers@iastate.edu or 515-290-9854.

Search Consultant

Larry Ebbers

Questions can be directed to Dr. Ebbers.
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