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Rhonda Conrad

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MA from Drake University in Adult Learning, Performance, and Development
BS from Northeast Missouri State University in Business Education
BA from University of Northern Iowa in Business Administration

Work Experience

  • 1988 to 2015 – Indian Hills Community College
  • 7 years as executive director of IHCC Foundation
  • 5 years as IHCC Foundation development director
  • 15 years as a business and communications instructor
  • 1983 to 1988 – Eddyville/Blakesburg Community Schools
  • 5 years as business education instructor


Created relationships and organized events with my staff that resulted in the Foundation’s assets growing from $19.5 million to more than $26 million
Organized annual giving campaigns at IHCC that yielded $50,000 to $60,000 for student scholarships and had 100 percent staff participation from 2005 to 2014
Worked with several 100 women from the Wapello County area in funding more that $70,000 in perpetual scholarships for local women attending IHCC
Organized the IHCC retirees as the IHCC Trailblazers who held regular meetings and did fund raising to fund scholarships for IHCC students


Married to Kelly for 37 years
Have three grown daughters, Erin, Katie, and Abby
Have 5 grandchildren
Retired from IHCC in 2015
Teach and work as a writing tutor, part-time, at IHCC
Am a member of the Ottumwa Hy-Noon Kiwanis
Am active in St Mary’s Catholic Church and on the finance council
Am a member of the Fortnightly Ladies group in Ottumwa
Am a regular blood donor
Am past member of the Ottumwa Partners in Progress board and the Ottumwa Chamber of Commerce