Iowa Lakes Names Erin Latona Executive Dean of Estherville Campus

Erin Latona

(Estherville, Iowa) Iowa Lakes Community College has named Erin Latona as the next Executive Dean of the Estherville Campus. She will begin her duties on July 18, pending board approval.

Latona, who has been serving as the Executive Dean of Student and Academic Services at Northwest Iowa Community College, was chosen after an extensive search. Before Latona’s time at Northwest Iowa Community College, she served as an Associate Dean at Southeast Community College (SCC) in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Pierce College in Lakewood, Washington, where she positively impacted SCC through curriculum development, dual credit partnership building, and pathway development.

“We are pleased to welcome Erin Latona to Iowa Lakes Community College,” said Scott Stokes, incoming president of Iowa Lakes. “She is a skilled community college leader with more than ten years of higher education experience. Her dynamic and diverse background allows her to bring a unique approach of collaboration and community-centered leadership to Iowa Lakes. I look forward to supporting her work as she leads the Estherville Campus, as we continue to meet the everchanging needs of our students and the communities we serve.”

Stokes is currently the Executive Dean of the Estherville Campus and will begin his new role as President starting July 1.