Steven Schulz named new NIACC president

2013-10-17T19:30:00Z 2013-10-17T23:21:41Z Steven Schulz named new NIACC presidentBy MARY PIEPER Mason City Globe Gazette

MASON CITY | Steven Schulz was named the president of North Iowa Area Community College Thursday night.

Schulz, 52, who grew up in Geneva in Franklin County, has been provost at the Carroll campus of Des Moines Area Community College since 2006. He was one of four finalists for the NIACC position.

Schulz attended Thursday's NIACC board of directors meeting with his wife, Cathie, and their two daughters, Caitlyn, a senior at Iowa State University, and Lindsey, a sophomore at the University of Northern Iowa.

"I'm truly honored to be here," Schulz said. "I like north central Iowa. I always have."

He said he applied for the position because "NIACC has a tremendous reputation."

Schulz officially begins at NIACC on Dec. 1.

The NIACC board approved his contract Thursday. His salary will be $165,000.

"I think you're a perfect fit for this school," said Toni Noah, president of the NIACC board.

Schulz has a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Iowa State University. He was a public school teacher, principal and superintendent before moving into higher education.

Schulz will replace Debra Derr, who left NIACC to take a position in Oregon. David Buettner, former NIACC president, is serving as interim president.

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  1. Matador
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    Matador - October 21, 2013 8:34 pm
    North Iowa Community College has hired a great leader and a good person. DMACC has been lucky to have a person of his quality. I wish Steve and his family the best.
  2. YouDon'tSaaaay
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    YouDon'tSaaaay - October 18, 2013 2:05 pm
    Dr. Buettner did all the dirty work, and slashed the budget. So you can glide in for a smooth landing. Be sure to thank him. Details are in the other article, but you have to look for it. The reporter buried the news in the middle of the page.
  3. jvdirk
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    jvdirk - October 18, 2013 4:03 am
    Great teacher. I remember when he first started teaching in Nashua years ago! He was the psychology teacher. He is probably part of the reason after so many years of being out of school I am giing back and majoring in psychology. He deserves this. He was always awesome.
  4. fortysomething
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    fortysomething - October 17, 2013 9:38 pm
    I met Steve when he took his first teaching job in NE Iowa back in the 1980s. He's a tremendous person and a great pick for NIACC.
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