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Four IVCCD Chancellor candidate visits scheduled

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors met in closed session this afternoon to discuss the IVCCD Chancellor Search Committee’s recommendations for candidates. The Board took no action upon returning to open session and adjourning, but a schedule for the candidate visits has been released. The Board will bring four finalists to the…

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IVCCD approves budget, facility repairs

MARSHALLTOWN – The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors approved the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget and moved forward with several facility projects when it met this week in Marshalltown. After a public hearing with no comments received, the Board approved the District’s 2019-2020 budget of $49.6 million. IVCCD’s tax rate for the coming…

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IVCCD puts Bond Referendum before voters on April 2

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors voted to put a $32 million General Obligation Bond Referendum before voters on April 2 when it met this week in Marshalltown. IVCCD Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree told the Board that the amount of the bond issue was reduced from the original $33 million estimate. “We…

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Iowa Valley’s Chancellor Search process moves forward

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors approved a Chancellor Search hiring process and materials and named its Search Committee when it met this week in Marshalltown. Current IVCCD Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree will retire June 30, and it is anticipated that the successor will be named in April. Advertisements for the Chancellor…

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ECC Housing to get new security cameras

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors approved a plan to install 96 new security cameras and recorders in the four on-campus student housing buildings at Ellsworth Community College when it met this month. Weikert’s Service Center in Iowa Falls submitted the low bid of $64,956 and will handle the ordering and installation,…

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IVCCD Board approves sale of property

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors met in special session on Nov. 28 to approve the sale of property at 3405 S. Center St. in Marshalltown. A sale price of $285,000 with $5,000 down in earnest money and a closing date of April 19, 2019, were approved by the Board; the buyer…

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Duree to retire, IVCCD sets replacement search in motion

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors approved a voluntary early retirement plan application for IVCCD Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree when it met this week in Iowa Falls. The retirement will be effective June 30, 2019. Dr. Duree was hired by IVCCD in 2008 as Provost for Marshalltown Community College; he was named…

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MCC Honors Program impresses IVCCD Board

The spotlight was on the Marshalltown Community College Honors Program at last week’s meeting of the Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors. MCC Biology Faculty Dr. Danielle Kness, Honors Program advisor, told Board members that the Honors Program “challenges students to think, analyze, investigate, and discover at a more advanced level than commonly…

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IVCCD Board re-elects Johnson as President

MARSHALLTOWN – The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors re-elected Larry Johnson of Iowa Falls as its Board President when it met this week in Marshalltown. Paul Pohlson of Grinnell was re-elected as Board Vice President, Barb Jennings was reappointed Board Secretary, and Kathy Pink was reappointed Treasurer. During recognitions, Chancellor Dr. Chris…

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Board sees demo of state-of-the-art law enforcement program

IOWA FALLS – The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors learned about a new MILO Law Enforcement training system in use by the Ellsworth Community College Criminal Justice program when it met this week at the ECC campus in Iowa Falls. The $50,000 system is one of only three now in use in…

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