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Newsletter: July 2022 Newsletter

Blog post from Executive Director, Emily Shields. We held the first in-person Trustee Conference since 2019 at Western Iowa Tech Community College last week. It was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect and reconsider how to respond to ongoing and, in some cases, growing challenges. Adapting to online: Keynote speaker Ted...
On June 26, 2022, Congresswoman Cindy Axne (representing the 3rd District of Iowa) hosted the Rural Broadband Roundtable with USDA Iowa Leaders in Woodward, Iowa to discuss the work on expanding coverage for Iowans. In 2020, the world had to embrace digital transformation at an exponential rate due to COVID-19...
Need new reading material? We just dropped new resources! What happened this year: check out our Year in Review. Review the past year's legislative session in our summary. Get up to date on how new trustees should be oriented in our Trustee Tip Sheet and the ISU White Paper for...
Many thanks to our host college Western Iowa Tech for putting on such a wonderful conference! Conference photos are viewable in our photo album. Presentations will be linked our page as we receive them. Next year's conference is at Kirkwood! Watch the conference preview and mark your calendars for July...
At Kirkwood there are increased inclusivity efforts to welcome and support women joining trades programs as the numbers continue to climb across the country. New Hawkeye program targets paramedic shortage in the state. Governor Reynolds announces $2.45 million in awards for Iowa Health Careers Registered Apprenticeship Grant Program. DMACC and...
Protecting the Mental Health of Rural Community College Students Since the start of the pandemic, people have been inundated by enormous stressors, making it hard for higher education to support students, especially for community colleges in rural areas. Join the ACCT webinar on August 17 from 2-3 PM CST as...
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