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Val Newhouse Selected To Serve As Iowa Lakes President

By Staff | Feb 19, 2009


The Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College appointed a new President for the college following their meeting Feb. 17.

Val Newhouse will serve in the capacity of president. She has worked at Iowa Lakes for 17 years–the last seven as the executive vice president.

Newhouse received her bachelor’s degree in education from Buena Vista University and her master’s degree in higher education and continuing education from the University of Iowa. She has also completed course work for a Ph.D. in Community College Leadership and is working on her dissertation from Colorado State University.

Newhouse has held positions in continuing education at Iowa Lakes, as well as associate dean in Emmetsburg and a secondary programs supervisor.

Before coming to Iowa Lakes, Newhouse worked at Upper Des Moines Opportunity in the capacity of director of child care services.

Newhouse has strong roots in the five-county Iowa Lakes area. She is a native of West Bend and lived in Estherville for 22 years where all three of her children graduated from Estherville Lincoln Central. Newhouse currently lives in Emmetsburg.

She becomes the seventh president of Iowa Lakes Community College.