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Stokes Named Vice President of Administration at Iowa Lakes

By Staff | Sep 7, 2016

Iowa Lakes Community College has a new Vice President of Administration.

Scott Stokes has over 13 years of experience at Iowa Lakes having most recently served as Executive Dean of Instruction & Development. Before that, Stokes served as the Executive Dean of the Estherville campus for three years, Registrar for six years and started at the college with housing and assistant coaching responsibilities.

Stokes will continue serving as the chief academic officer for the college and will oversee the planning and development office and the technology department.

“I’m very fortunate to have had the opportunities I have had at Iowa Lakes Community College,” said Stokes. “The College is a great place to work because we have outstanding faculty and staff that really care about our students and helping them achieve their educational goals. In my new role I look forward to continuing to do everything I can to make Iowa Lakes Community College the best it can be.”

Valerie Newhouse, President of Iowa Lakes, credits Stokes with being a respected leader.

“He has held a variety of positions at Iowa Lakes and in each he has improved processes and moved the department forward. He has a wealth of experiences throughout the college and his knowledge base and work ethic make Scott the right person to serve as Vice President of Administration. Scott and his wife Sarah are committed to this area, with both of them born and raised in the Iowa Lakes District.”

During his tenure at Iowa Lakes, he has served on several college committees, including: academic policies and standards, curriculum, assessment review, collegewide improvement, quality faculty plan, technology and equipment purchasing and enrollment management.

Scott also serves on the Iowa Lakes Community College Online Consortium Oversight Committee, Statewide Faculty Standards Taskforce, Statewide Community College Accreditation Advisory Committee and this past year has served as chair of the statewide Community College Chief Academic Officer group.

In the community, Stokes is a member of the Avera Holy Family Hospital Board of Directors as well as the Hospital’s Foundation Board, the Estherville Little League Association, Estherville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Regional Wellness Center Board of Directors.

Stokes earned a Master of Science degree in Education Leadership from Southwest Minnesota State University; a Bachelor’s degree in Math from the University of Northern Iowa; and an Associate in Arts degree from Iowa lakes.

Scott Stokes began his duties July 1.