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Search Process

UPDATE: Initial screening of applications by the Board, Search Committee and Cabinet have concluded. First round interviews are expected to be held within the next month. All candidates will be communicated with regarding their status.

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About Iowa Central

Discover what makes Iowa Central the choice for education and employment.

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UPDATE: The survey is closed and the Board of Directors thanks you for your feedback and participation. The Board and the Search Committee will review the feedback and consider the information submitted as the process moves forward.

Search Process

The Position

The Iowa Central Community College Board of Directors invites applications for the position of College President. The President is the Chief Executive Officer and reports to an elected nine-member Board of Directors. The incoming President will be a trusted, innovative and transformative leader who will embrace the College’s rich history of community and family as well as strong academic, fine arts, and athletic programs. This position will build upon and create authentic relationships and partnerships with education institutions, employers, donors and the community. The new President will have the privilege of leading a highly collaborative, passionate and mission-focused team that works within a student-first culture.

The College

Iowa Central Community College is a nationally recognized vibrant and innovative higher education leader. The College was organized in 1966 and serves a nine-county service area. Located in north central Iowa, Iowa Central has built a reputation for student success, strategic growth, employer of choice, and community partner. The College’s main campus is located in Fort Dodge with centers in Storm Lake and Webster City as well as Career Academy presence in Eagle Grove, Laurens, and Jefferson. In 2020, Iowa Central ranked 6th of all Two-Year Colleges in Student Success Rate by the Chronicle of Higher Education with 96% of all students either completing their degrees, transferring or were still enrolled. Iowa Central has led the way in creating a student-centered college experience, which includes more than $70 million in college facilities improvements in the last ten years. Iowa Central also offers tremendous athletic and performing arts opportunities. The student to teacher ratio is 16:1, and more than 50 degrees, diplomas, and certificate options are offered.



  • Administrative experience at the community college level or any combination of experience and education that demonstrates ability to fulfill the essential functions and duties
  • Proven commitment to the community college concept
  • Earned doctorate


  • Teaching experience

Application Process

Interested applicants should email a cover letter not to exceed five pages, resume and eight references to Mark Crimmins, Board of Directors President, at References should include three direct reports, three supervisors, and two instructors from your current and previous employment. To ensure full consideration, completed submissions are due by January 28, 2021. This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.

Questions related to this position should be directed to the Human Resources Director, Stacy Ihrig, at or 515-574-1138.

Timeline: (subject to change due to COVID-19)

  • Application Priority Date: January 28, 2021
  • Initial Interviews: March/April 2021
  • Final Interviews: April/May 2021
  • Tentative Start Date: July/August 2021