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

Doreen Hayek, University of Northern Iowa
Beth Heiter, University of Northern Iowa
Lori Jarmon, Iowa State University
Melissa Miller, Iowa State University
Camelia Rubalcada, University of Iowa
Lori Seawel, University of Northern Iowa

Private Institutions

Mary Gill, Buena Vista University
Lia Kampman, Wartburg College
Marianne Leonardi, St. Ambrose University

Community College Institutions

Linda Abel, Indian Hills Community College (IHCC)
Jane Bradley, Hawkeye Community College (HCC)
Jennifer Bradley, Kirkwood Community College (KCC)
Rhonda Pennings, Northwest Iowa Community College (NWICC)
Darlas Shockley, Indian Hills Community College (IHCC)
Kathleen VanSteenhuyse, Emeritus, Kirkwood Community College (KCC)

Proprietary Colleges

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

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)
Cheryl Langston, Des Moines Area Community College
   (alternate - Joan Webster-Vore)

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, University of Northern Iowa