Kansas Administrator to Start May 27
Dr. Joel Lundstrom has been named the new Provost at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Carroll Campus. Most recently, Lundstrom served as Vice President of Student Services at Manhattan (Kan.) Area Technical College. Lundstrom, who will start May 27, replaces Dr. Steve Schulz, who resigned in December to become President of North Iowa Area Community College. Former DMACC Carroll Campus Business Administration Professor John Brockelsby has been serving as the DMACC Carroll Campus Interim Provost.
A nine-member search committee, led by Dr. Kim Linduska, DMACC executive vice president for academic affairs, has been searching nationwide for the new Carroll Campus Provost.
Linduska said 43 candidates applied for the position. DMACC officials narrowed that pool down to 15. The search committee interviewed seven candidates and invited the final five candidates to meet in Carroll with the committee, DMACC President Rob Denson, Vice President Linduska, DMACC staff, students and members of the community.
"I believe that Joel is the perfect choice for Carroll," said Linduska. "He has recent experience as a faculty member and as a program chair of social sciences; experience that was very important to us as we looked for the candidate with the right skills to lead the Carroll Campus."
Lundstrom said he is honored to be selected as the new Carroll Campus Provost.
"Through the interview process, I learned about all the great things DMACC is doing in the Carroll Community and was excited to hear that I would have an opportunity to be a part of it, " said Lundstrom.
Lundstrom earned a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Kansas State University, an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Kansas State University and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa. With his new position, Lundstrom will be returning to Iowa.
"As you spend time outside of Iowa, you realize what a special place Iowa is to raise a family and of course what a great educational system Iowa has to offer from elementary to post-secondary education," said Lundstrom. "It is a good feeling being able to return to Iowa to work and raise a family in a great community like Carroll."
Prior to serving as Vice President at Manhattan (Kan.) Area Technical College, Lundstrom was the Associate Dean of Distance Learning at Barton (Kan.) Community College and the Social Science Department Chair at Barton Community College. Lundstrom also has teaching experience, serving as an Adjunct Instructor at Kansas State and as a tenured faculty member at Barton Community College.
Lundstrom said he will finish up the academic year at Manhattan Area Technical College and start at the DMACC Carroll Campus on May 27.