There is a new man on campus in Fort Dodge. Dan Kinney began his duties as president of Iowa Central Community College this week. Kinney comes from Scottsbluff, Nebraska, where he was vice president for student serices at Western Nebraska Community College.
He says he was impressed with Iowa Central’s faculty and staff. "When I came down for my interview, I started asking, ‘How many of you are graduates?’ and half the room’s hands always went up," he says.
"That really impressed me, seeing how many people went to school here and continued on to work here. That says a lot for an institution, and an area, when that happens." Kinney’s annual salary will be at 150-thousand dollars. Iowa Central has campus locations in Fort Dodge, Webster City and Storm Lake.
Kinney takes over for Robert Paxton, who resigned last August after a picture of him was published in the Des Moines Register, showing him partying with young people on a pleasure boat.