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IVCCD Chancellor Search

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.

Chancellor Search Timeline

Dec. 3-4, 2018 Open Forums held in Marshalltown, Grinnell and Iowa Falls
Dec. 12, 2018 Search Consultant attends Board Retreat to discuss process and timelines
Jan. 15, 2019 Advertisements placed with selected publications and websites, application form and additional information posted to website
Feb. 15, 2019 Closing date for all applications, which must be submitted electronically
Feb. 20 – Mar. 1, 2019 Search Committee reviews application materials
Mar. 4, 2019 Search Committee recommends 6-10 candidates for Zoom interviews
Mar. 7-8, 2019 Search Committee conducts Zoom interviews
Mar. 8, 2019 Search Committee and Dr. Larry Ebbers recommend 3-5 candidates to the IVCCD Board of Directors
Mar. 18-29, 2019 IVCCD Board of Directors conducts candidate interviews; dates depend on availability
TBA Community visits (if necessary)
Apr. 10, 2019 IVCCD Board of Directors announces new Chancellor
TBA New IVCCD Chancellor assumes responsibilities

IVCCD Organizational Chart

IVCCD Organizational Chart

Additional Information/Resources

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


Larry Ebbers

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