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Newsletter: October 2021 Newsletter

Iowa had 48 attendees at last week’s ACCT Leadership Congress in San Diego. Thanks to everyone who was able to come, and congratulations to Iowa Western and Indian Hills on their great presentations! Also a big shoutout to Hawkeye's Jay Nardini, who was elected Vice Chair to ACCT's Board of...
The first legislative redistricting map was voted down in the Iowa Senate. Legislative Services Agency is projecting they will have the second set done October 21st and the Governor has scheduled a special session for October 28th. If this second plan is voted down, a third map can be created,...
Governor Kim Reynolds recently hired a consultant to look at realigning Iowa’s Workforce systems to better serve businesses and individuals. Iowa’s Community Colleges are engaged in this process through local business roundtables and a survey of students. We look forward to the continued conversation and finding ways to make the...
Talks continue in the U.S. Senate about the future of the infrastructure and reconciliation packages that passed the House. It appears that the free Community College proposal is no longer on the table in these negotiations. There remain, however, provisions for workforce and infrastructure that we will be monitoring. Rep....
We are starting to gear up for the 2022 Legislative Session and recently announced plans for the Annual Student Legislative Seminar, which will be held on January 26, 2022. We will start at the Iowa State Capitol at 7:30 AM and host a breakfast meet-and-greet with legislators, students, and Community...
Stay tuned for our Social Media Roundup releasing later today!
Don't miss ACCT's Strengthening Rural Community Colleges webinar on October 28 at 1 p.m. Central! The webinar will focus on USDA rural development loans to support housing on rural Community College Campuses. Register here.
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