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

Comfort Akwaji-Anderson, Iowa State University
Doreen Hayek, University of Northern Iowa
Lori Jarmon, Iowa State University
Melissa Miller, Iowa State University
Candace Peters, University of Iowa
Amy Popollion, Iowa State University

Private Institutions

Allison Ambrose, St. Ambrose University
Sherri Erkel, St. Ambrose University
Mary Gill, Buena Vista University
Kristin Hutson,Coe College
Diane Kenny, Buena Vista University
Melissa MacTaggart, Upper Iowa University
Deb Oliver, Mt Mercy University

Community College Institutions

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

Proprietary Colleges

TBD

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)
Jean Torgeson, North Iowa Area 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, University of Northern Iowa