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, University of Iowa
Doreen Hayek, University of Northern Iowa
Lori Jarmon, Iowa State University
Seda McKilligan, Iowa State University
Lori Seawel, University of Northern Iowa
Jennifer Timmons, University of Iowa

Private Institutions

Micki Behounek, Grinnell College
Mary Gill, Emeritus, Buena Vista University
Theresa Smith, Mercy College of Health Services (Des Moines)
Erin Lee Schneider, Drake University
Laura Todd, Buena Vista University

Community College Institutions

Jennifer Bradley, Kirkwood Community College (KCC)
Jessica Chickering,  Indian Hills Community College (IHCC)
Kate Chandler-Ernst, Des Moines Community College (DMACC)
Jennifer Cunningham, Kirkwood Community College (KCC)
Suzy Keller,  Indian Hills Community College (IHCC)
Rhonda Pennings, Northwest Iowa Community College (NWICC)
Kathleen VanSteenhuyse, Emeritus, Kirkwood Community College (KCC)

Proprietary Colleges/ For Profit / Non Profit / Online Institutions /Other

Kacy Webster, ACT

Representative, Board of Regents

Rachel Boon, 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)

Emily Shields, Executive Director, IACCT
   Sue Runyon - North Iowa Community College Trustee  

Representative, Iowa Department of Education

Jane Bradley, Department of Education, State of Iowa
Jeanette Thomas, Department of Education, State of Iowa

Representative, Iowa Commission On the Status of Women

Kim Cheeks, Iowa Department of Human Rights, (Ex-Offico member)

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