The Way Up

Developing Women Leaders to Enhance Iowa Higher Education

The Way Up Planning Council Members

Planning Council Chairs

Doreen Hayek, University of Northern Iowa
Rhonda Pennings, Northwest Iowa Community College

Regents Institutions

Kerry Dixon, Iowa State University
Doreen Hayek, University of Northern Iowa
Kim Heffernan-Moss, University of Northern Iowa
Lori Jarmon, Iowa State University
Emily Kleinmeyer, University of Iowa
Lori Seawel, University of Northern Iowa
Jennifer Timmons, University of Iowa

Private Institutions

Lori Berglund, Buena Vista University
Mary Gill, Buena Vista University
Marianne Fenn, St Ambrose University
Shelley Hurst, Drake University
Theresa Smith, Mercy (Des Moines)

Community College Institutions

Linda Abel, Indian Hills Community College (IHCC)
Jane Bradley, Hawkeye Community College (HCC)
Jennifer Bradley, Kirkwood Community College (KCC)
Jessica Chickering,  Indian Hills Community College (IHCC)
Rhonda Pennings, Northwest Iowa Community College (NWICC)
Savitha Pinnepalli, Iowa Valley Community College (IVCC)
Kay Rooff-Steffen, Eastern Iowa Community College (EICC
Darlas Shockley, Indian Hills Community College (IHCC)
Kathleen VanSteenhuyse, Emeritus, Kirkwood Community College (KCC)
Jennifer Wilson, Iowa Valley Community College (IVCC)

Proprietary Colleges/ For Profit / Non Profit / Online Institutions

Kacy Webster, Kaplan University, Des Moines Campus
Diane Kenny, Western Governors University

Representative, Board of Regents

Diana Gonzalez, Board of Regents, State of Iowa 

Representative, Iowa Association of Independent Colleges &Universities (IAICU)

Gary Steinke, President, IAICU (Ex-Officio member)
Maribeth Wright, Iowa Higher Education Loan Authority

Representative, Iowa Association of Community College Trustees (IACCT)

MJ Dolan, Executive Director, IACCT (Ex-Officio member)
Joan Webster-Vore, Hawkeye Community College
   (alternate - Lois Bartelme, Kirkwood Community College)

Representative, Iowa Department of Education

Jeanette Thomas, Department of Education, State of Iowa

Representative, Iowa Commission On the Status of Women

TBD

Representative, Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education

Rhonda Pennings, Northwest Iowa Community College (NWICC)

Ex-Officio

Beverly Bunker, (retired) Department of Education, State of Iowa
Patricia Geadelmann, (retired) University of Northern Iowa