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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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Education & Training Center students share paths to success

There’s nothing a teacher enjoys more than hearing student success stories … and the same is true of community college board members. Jon Nunez, Director of Adult Literacy Programs at the Iowa Valley Education & Training Center at 206 E. Main St., introduced three of his students to the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD)…

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Iowa Valley delays Bond Issue vote

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors was informed this week that the $33 million general obligation bond vote that had been planned for Dec. 11 is being postponed due to the extensive tornado damages in Marshalltown. “We’ve decided it’s not ethically or morally correct to do a bond issue vote in December,”…

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IVCCD Board approves MCC athletic trainer contract

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors approved a three-year agreement with Select Physical Therapy of Des Moines to provide two full-time athletic trainers for Marshalltown Community College when it met this week. The athletic trainers will provide on-campus physical therapy for student-athletes and instruct MCC’s Athletic Training program classes. Nick Harvey, MCC…

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