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

Neda Barrett, University of Iowa 
Kerry Dixon, University of Iowa
Doreen Hayek, University of Northern Iowa
Lori Jarmon, Iowa State University
Karen Kedrowski, Iowa State University
Lori Seawel, University of Northern Iowa
Zoe Thornton, Iowa State University

Private Institutions

Micki Behounek, Grinnell College
Andy Cooley, Coe College
Jennifer Diers, Central College
Karen Eden, St Ambrose University
Erin Lee Schneider, Drake University
Ivy Schuster, Grinnell College
Theresa Smith, Mercy College of Health Services (Des Moines)

Community College Institutions

Jennifer Bradley, Kirkwood Community College (KCC)
Kate Chandler-Ernst, Des Moines Community College (DMACC)
Jennifer Cunningham, Kirkwood Community College (KCC)
Amanda Estey, Iowa Valley Community College (IVCC)
Christine Howard,  Indian Hills Community College (IHCC)
Lynn LaGrone, Hawkeye Community College (HCC)
Rhonda Pennings, Northwest Iowa Community College (NWICC)
Vapordeal Sanders, 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, Community Colleges for Iowa

Emily Shields, Executive Director
   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