Iowa Lakes Community College Recognized by Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council For Commitment to STEM

STEM Representatives

(Estherville, Iowa) Iowa Lakes Community College was presented with a flag at a recent Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council meeting to recognize its ongoing commitment to driving STEM education and awareness in Iowa.

To help expand STEM into communities throughout the state, the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council divided the state into six regions. Each region is appointed an institution of higher education to serve as a hub for the STEM Network and help expand STEM programs. Iowa Lakes has served as a regional hub for the Northwest region since July 2012.

“Iowa Lakes Community College is fortunate to host the Northwest Regional STEM Manager, Mary Trent, at our location as we serve as the Northwest Iowa STEM Region hub. Iowa Lakes is an institution dedicated to providing exceptional educational programming and training in a multitude of in-demand STEM careers, allowing us to partner with and support the STEM state-wide initiatives that Mary manages. Being recognized at the 23rd Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council meeting is an honor,” explained Robert Leifeld, Iowa Lakes’ Vice President of Administration.

The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council recognized seven hub institutions for building local partnerships and collaborating with schools and businesses to deliver STEM opportunities to students.

The six regions and seven regional hub institutions are:
Northwest Region: Iowa Lakes Community College
North Central Region: Iowa State University
Northeast Region: University of Northern Iowa
Southwest Region: Southwestern Community College
South Central Region: Drake University
Southeast Region: University of Iowa and Kirkwood Community College

For more information on the Northwest Iowa STEM program, visit


About the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council:

Established in July 2011 via Governor’s Executive Order, the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is a public-private partnership of educators, companies and Iowa students and families addressing policies and programs designed to improve Iowa’s educational system focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The STEM Council works to engage and prepare students for a career-ready workforce path, regain our state’s historic leadership position in education and provide a vital competitive economic advantage now, and for the future, to ensure that every Iowa student has access to world-class STEM education opportunities. The 62-member STEM Council is co-chaired by Governor Kim Reynolds and Foundation Analytical Laboratory Owner and Director of Technical Services Diane Young. opens in a new windowFor more information, visit