Debb Vandehaar-Arens, program manager, UNI Management & Professional Development Center, (319) 273-5851
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa ï¾– The University of Northern Iowa Management & Professional Development Center recently hired Debb Vandehaar-Arens as its program manager. She is responsible for helping faculty members develop and market various workshops to professionals, managers and leaders throughout Eastern Iowa.
According to Vandehaar-Arens, UNI faculty is the center's greatest asset, and she hopes to match their expertise with the various management, leadership, and professional development needs of businesses and organizations.
Vandehaar-Arens received a B.A. in speech communication from Wartburg College; an M.A. in speech communication research from the University of Iowa; and a Ph.D. in education from Iowa State University. Prior to joining the UNI staff, she taught speech communication at Buena Vista University and was an associate professor of teacher education and the associate academic dean at Westmar University. She is the president of the Hawkeye Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and a member of the National Speakers Association-Iowa chapter.