McInally elected chair of Iowa Campus Compact Board of Directors

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2016-08-23 13:42:44 - General

Special from Iowa Campus Compact

President David McInally
President David McInally

Iowa Campus Compact (IACC), a statewide association of college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education, is announcing the election of Coe College President David McInally to a two-year term as board chair.

McInally joined the Iowa Campus Compact board in 2014, a year after he took office as the 15th president of Coe College. At Coe, McInally has emphasized integrated planning and partnerships with the Eastern Iowa region. Early in his tenure, McInally launched efforts to increase Coe's enrollment, improve student success rates, enhance facilities, and elevate the college's visibility within the region and beyond. Along with introducing the Make Your Move Campaign in the fall 2015­­—which initiated the largest building projects in college history—McInally was instrumental in creating the college’s new five-year strategic plan, A Bolder Coe. He serves on the Board of Directors of several non-profits, including the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, the Willis Dady Emergency Shelter, Diversity Focus, and the Revival Theatre Company.

"I am pleased and honored to have the opportunity to serve the Iowa Campus Compact Board of Directors," said McInally. "The quality and variety of Iowa’s higher education institutions has become one of our state’s greatest strengths, and all of our members are committed to preparing students for lives of service and engagement in their communities."

In addition to McInally’s election as chair, the board also approved two new members. Central College President Mark Putnam will serve a three-year term and University of Northern Iowa President Jim Wohlpart will complete the three-years term vacated by former President Bill Ruud.

In the coming year, the nine-member board plans to focus on strengthening the capacity of IACC's 21 member campuses to engage in strong partnerships with communities that lead to important student learning outcomes. They will also focus on building statewide networks and building the public conversation about the civic mission of higher education.