Governance

Iowa Lakes Community College is governed by a seven-member board of trustees elected to four-year terms by voters in the district of merged Area III.

The Iowa Lakes Board of Trustees meets the third Tuesday of every month at 4:30 pm at the Iowa Lakes Community College Administrative offices.  

Iowa Lakes Community College
Administrative Offices
19 South 7th Street
Estherville, Iowa 51344 

Note: The Board of Trustee meeting location varies from month-to-month, and changes in meeting location will be posted.  

Iowa Lakes Board of Trustees
Janice Lund
Janice Lund
President District 2
Estherville
Pat Kibbie
Pat Kibbie
Vice-President District 6
Emmetsburg
Christopher Fuhrman
Christopher Fuhrman
Trustee District 3
Spirit Lake
Jane Nolan Goeken
Jane Nolan Goeken
Trustee District 4
Spencer
Bob Jennings
Bob Jennings
Trustee District 7
Algona
Todd Johnson
Todd Johnson
Trustee District 5
Milford
Arden Kinnander
Arden Kinnander
Trustee District 1
Armstrong

Leadership at Iowa Lakes 

The President's Cabinet and the Supervisory team manage the college district's daily operations with input from numerous college committees and councils. 

President’s Cabinet
Valerie Newhouse
Valerie Newhouse
President
712-362-0434 Ext: 4434 | vnewhouse@iowalakes.educreate new email
Administration Campus
Thomas Brotherton
Thomas Brotherton
Executive Dean, Emmetsburg Campus | Title III Activity Director
712-852-5244 Ext: 5244 | tbrotherton@iowalakes.educreate new email
Emmetsburg Campus
Beth Elman
Beth Elman
Executive Director of Marketing
712-362-7947 Ext: 7947 | belman@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus
Delaine Hiney
Delaine Hiney
Executive Director of Facilities Management
712-362-0428 Ext: 4428 | dhiney@iowalakes.educreate new email
Administration Campus
Robert A. Leifeld
Robert A. Leifeld
Vice President of Administration
712-362-0439 Ext: 4439 | rleifeld@iowalakes.educreate new email
Administration Campus
Kathy Muller
Kathy Muller
Executive Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, Title IX Officer, Equity Coord.
712-362-0433 Ext: 4433 | kmuller@iowalakes.educreate new email
Administration Campus
Jolene Rogers
Jolene Rogers
Executive Director of Community & Business Relations
712-362-0431 Ext: 4431 | jrogers@iowalakes.educreate new email
Administration Campus
Jeff Soper
Jeff Soper
Chief Financial Officer
712-362-0422 Ext: 4422 | jsoper@iowalakes.educreate new email
Administration Campus
Scott Stokes
Scott Stokes
Executive Dean of the Estherville Campus
712-362-7913 Ext: 7913 | sstokes@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus
Julie Williams
Julie Williams
Executive Dean of Students
712-362-7912 Ext: 7912 | jrwilliams@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus
Supervisory Team
Valerie Newhouse
Valerie Newhouse
President
712-362-0434 Ext: 4434 | vnewhouse@iowalakes.educreate new email
Administration Campus
Trudy Ahrens
Trudy Ahrens
TRiO Director
712-852-5302 Ext: 5302 | tahrens@iowalakes.educreate new email
Emmetsburg Campus
Dawn Bernhard
Dawn Bernhard
Northwest Iowa RSVP Director and Kossuth County Coordinator
515-295-8522 Ext: 8522 | dbernhard@iowalakes.educreate new email
Algona Campus
Thomas Brotherton
Thomas Brotherton
Executive Dean, Emmetsburg Campus | Title III Activity Director
712-852-5244 Ext: 5244 | tbrotherton@iowalakes.educreate new email
Emmetsburg Campus
Oscar DeLong
Oscar DeLong
Library Director
712-362-7936 Ext: 7936 | odelong@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus
Jerimiah DePyper
Jerimiah DePyper
Director of Technology
712-362-8379 Ext: 8379 | jdepyper@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus
David DeVary
David DeVary
College Management Information Systems Director / Assistant Professor, Computer Programming
712-362-0412 Ext: 4412 | ddevary@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus
Beth Elman
Beth Elman
Executive Director of Marketing
712-362-7947 Ext: 7947 | belman@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus
Mary Faber
Mary Faber
Spencer and Spirit Lake Campus Director
712-580-8628 Ext: 8628 | mfaber@iowalakes.educreate new email
Spencer Campus
Rhonda Frambach
Rhonda Frambach
Administrative Assistant to the Dean
712-852-5223 Ext: 5223 | rframbach@iowalakes.educreate new email
Emmetsburg Campus
Margaret Gebel
Margaret Gebel
Dining Services Supervisor
712-362-7905 Ext: 7905 | mgebel@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus
Barb Grandstaff
Barb Grandstaff
Director of Registration and Records
712-362-7923 Ext: 7923 | bgrandstaff@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus
Kari Hampe
Kari Hampe
Director of High School Partnerships
712-852-5228 Ext: 5228 | khampe@iowalakes.educreate new email
Emmetsburg Campus
Delaine Hiney
Delaine Hiney
Executive Director of Facilities Management
712-362-0428 Ext: 4428 | dhiney@iowalakes.educreate new email
Administration Campus
Karen Howard
Karen Howard
Administrative Assistant to the Dean
712-362-7918 Ext: 7918 | khoward@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus
Annie Kalous
Annie Kalous
Director of Admissions
712-852-5254 Ext: 5254 | akalous@iowalakes.educreate new email
Emmetsburg Campus
Deb Rodgers Knight
Deb Rodgers Knight
Assistant to the Wellness Center Director
712-852-5281 Ext: 5281 | dknight@iowalakes.educreate new email
Emmetsburg Campus
Bill Lapczenski
Bill Lapczenski
Director of Auxiliary Services
712-852-5207 Ext: 5207 | wlapczenski@iowalakes.educreate new email
Emmetsburg Campus
Troy Larson
Troy Larson
Athletics Director / Men’s Head Basketball Coach / Housing Director
712-362-7915 Ext: 7915 | tlarson@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus
Robert A. Leifeld
Robert A. Leifeld
Vice President of Administration
712-362-0439 Ext: 4439 | rleifeld@iowalakes.educreate new email
Administration Campus
Daniel Lutat
Daniel Lutat
Interim Executive Director, Foundation/Governmental Affairs
712-362-0491 Ext: 4491 | dlutat@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus
Steve McCauley
Steve McCauley
Adult Education and Literacy Programmer
712-852-5226 Ext: 5226 | smccauley@iowalakes.educreate new email
Emmetsburg Campus
Jason Moore
Jason Moore
Building and Grounds Manager
712-852-5234 Ext: 5234 | jmoore@iowalakes.educreate new email
Emmetsburg Campus
Kathy Muller
Kathy Muller
Executive Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, Title IX Officer, Equity Coord.
712-362-0433 Ext: 4433 | kmuller@iowalakes.educreate new email
Administration Campus
Steve Olerich
Steve Olerich
Dining Service Supervisor
712-852-5309 Ext: 5309 | solerich@iowalakes.educreate new email
Emmetsburg Campus
Stephen Pelzer
Stephen Pelzer
Director of Financial Aid
712-362-7917 Ext: 7917 | spelzer@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus
Jolene Rogers
Jolene Rogers
Executive Director of Community & Business Relations
712-362-0431 Ext: 4431 | jrogers@iowalakes.educreate new email
Administration Campus
Dr. Laurie Schmidt
Dr. Laurie Schmidt
Professor, Success/Advising Center
712-852-5275 Ext: 5275 | lschmidt@iowalakes.educreate new email
Emmetsburg Campus
Tammy Shimon
Tammy Shimon
Director of Nursing Education
712-852-5293 Ext: 5293 | tshimon@iowalakes.educreate new email
Emmetsburg Campus
Heidi Skattebo
Heidi Skattebo
Business Manager
712-362-0446 Ext: 4446 | hskattebo@iowalakes.educreate new email
Administration Campus
Jeff Soper
Jeff Soper
Chief Financial Officer
712-362-0422 Ext: 4422 | jsoper@iowalakes.educreate new email
Administration Campus
Scott Stokes
Scott Stokes
Executive Dean of the Estherville Campus
712-362-7913 Ext: 7913 | sstokes@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus
Molly Struve
Molly Struve
Associate Professor, Success/Advising Center
712-362-7935 Ext: 7935 | mstruve@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus
Theresa Umscheid
Theresa Umscheid
Executive Director of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium (ICCOC)
712-362-7948 Ext: 7948 | tumscheid@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus
Jack Vedder
Jack Vedder
Buildings & Grounds Manager
712-362-7964 Ext: 7964 | jvedder@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus
Theresa Waechter
Theresa Waechter
Algona Campus Supervisor/Advisor
515-295-8525 Ext: 8525 | twaechter@iowalakes.educreate new email
Algona Campus
Michael Wampler
Michael Wampler
Small Business Development Center Director
712-580-8619 Ext: 8619 | mwampler@iowalakes.educreate new email
Spencer Campus
Julie Williams
Julie Williams
Executive Dean of Students
712-362-7912 Ext: 7912 | jrwilliams@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus
Neal Williamsen
Neal Williamsen
Director of Agricultural Technology
712-852-5259 Ext: 5259 | nwilliamsen@iowalakes.educreate new email
Emmetsburg Campus

ADA Request for Accommodation

The Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College, with sufficient notice of at least forty-eight (48) hours before the start of a scheduled public meeting, will relocate the scheduled public meeting to accommodate the participation of individuals with disabilities.

Any individual requests from persons with disabilities to meet with college employees at the Administration Building will also be accommodated appropriately.

Accommodation requests may be submitted below.