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WNCC president named to head Iowa community college

April 25, 2019 GMT

Western Nebraska Community College President Todd Holcomb has been named to head Hawkeye Community College.

Last week, Holcomb was one of four candidates interviewed to head Hawkeye Commmunity College in Waterloo, Iowa. According to an article from the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Hawkeye Community College’s Board of Trustees voted 8-1 Tuesday evening to offer Holcomb a three-year contract.

“We feel that he’s got the vision and the energy to move us forward,” board chairman Jay Nardini said after the vote. “Hopefully, this will be his last presidency. We’re excited, and so is he.”

Holcomb, 57, will be paid an annual salary of $246,500 plus benefits when he starts in the position July 1. According to an Omaha World-Herald story in October 2018, Holcomb’s salary at WNCC was $243,555.

Hawkeye Community College’s current president, Linda Allen, has announced she plans to retire June 30

Holcomb started with WNCC in September 2009, serving as the vice president of student services. He was named president in December 2010, filling the post after serving as interim president after former president Eileen Ely left the college.

Prior to coming to WNCC, he was the associate vice president for student affairs at Iowa State University. His previous experience also includes stints at Texas Tech University, the University of Georgia and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

The Star-Herald has reached out to Holcomb for comment and WNCC Board President Lynne Klemke.