Congrats Trudy Ahrens

(Estherville, Iowa) Iowa Lakes Community College is pleased to announce the appointment of Trudy Ahrens as the new Executive Director of Human Resources. Ahrens, who has been an integral part of Iowa Lakes since 1997, will officially assume her new role on June 1, 2024.

Ahrens brings with her a wealth of experience and a proven track record of leadership during her tenure at Iowa Lakes. She has been the TRIO Director since 2014 and has demonstrated exceptional dedication to the college’s mission and values. Her strong leadership qualities and commitment to fairness and integrity make her an ideal fit for the Executive Director of Human Resources role.

Throughout her career at Iowa Lakes, Ahrens has been instrumental in various initiatives to enhance the college experience for students and employees. Notably, she played a crucial role in developing the Lakers Lead program, showcasing her innovative thinking and passion for fostering community growth and development within Iowa Lakes.

Her impact extends far beyond the campus grounds, as she has established herself as a respected leader in the TRIO community regionally and nationally. Her appointment as Executive Director of Human Resources reflects Iowa Lakes’ commitment to promoting excellence and cultivating leadership from within.

Ahrens will succeed Kathy Muller, who will retire on June 30, 2024, after an impressive 45-year career with Iowa Lakes.

“As we welcome Trudy into her new role as Executive Director of Human Resources, her extensive experience and visionary leadership will greatly contribute to the success of our institution. We also wish to express our deepest gratitude to Kathy for her dedication and contributions to the college over the years,” said Jeff Soper, Chief Financial Officer.