Marshalltown Community College Announces Matt Schmit as New Provost

Matt-Schmit Marshalltown Community College (MCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Schmit as its new Provost, effective June 3, 2024.

Schmit comes to MCC with a wealth of experience in higher education leadership. Currently serving as the Dean of Manufacturing & Skilled Trades and Interim Executive Director of Workforce Development at Eastern Iowa Community College (EICC) in Bettendorf, IA, he has a proven track record of success in various leadership roles over his 13 years at EICC. His experience spans across Campus Operations, Student Development, Academics, and Workforce Development.

Prior to his career in academia, Schmit brings valuable real-world experience from the private sector. He spent 12 years in logistics, culminating in his role as Vice President of Asset Management at Dohrn Transfer in Rock Island, Illinois.

Schmit holds a distinguished academic background, with a PhD in Higher Education Administration from Iowa State University, a Master of Public Administration from Drake University, and a B.A in Economics from Cornell College. He is also a graduate of the Iowa State Community College Leadership Initiative Consortium (CLIC) in 2014.

“We are thrilled to welcome Matt Schmit to the MCC family,” said Dr. Anne Howsare Boyens, President of Iowa Valley Community College District. “His impressive blend of leadership experience, both in higher education and the private sector, coupled with his strong academic credentials, make him the ideal candidate to lead our academic programs and initiatives.”

About Matt Schmit

Matt and his wife Stacy are a family of six, with four energetic children (Ella, Oscar, Daniel, and Maggie) and two furry companions (Ivy and Bear). They enjoy an active lifestyle, cheering on their children in sports, exploring nature through hiking and mountain climbing, and discovering new destinations around the world.

Longtime MCC Provost Dr. Robin Shaffer Lilienthal announced her early retirement in December. She has served the District for 23 years. Her last day will be June 30, 2024.