Donald Doucette named president of Eastern Iowa Community College District
Eastern Iowa Community College District
March 31, 2011
The Eastern Iowa Community College District (EICCD) Board of Trustees today appointed Dr. Donald Doucette as the district’s next chancellor.
Dr. Doucette currently serves as Senior Vice President and Provost of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. He will begin his duties with EICCD on July 1, replacing Dr. Pat Keir who is retiring.
The appointment follows an extensive national search.
“We had a number of highly qualified candidates which made our decision very difficult,” said EICCD Boart of Trustees President Robert Gallagher. “That was a good problem to have. It means that we feel confident that Dr. Doucette is the right person for this position.
“His extensive experience, particularly in a district with multiple colleges and a statewide college system, make him especially suited for the Eastern Iowa Community College District and its three colleges,” Gallagher said. “We are excited to have Dr. Doucette agree to join us here at eastern Iowa and we look forward to facing the challenges of the future with him at the helm.”
As chancellor, Dr. Doucette will oversee the operations of the entire EICCD including Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges. The colleges also deliver services through satellite sites in Maquoketa, Wilton and various locations in Davenport, as well as many area high schools.
Ivy Tech Community College is a statewide community college with 29 campuses and more than 290,000 students. As chief operating officer for the college, Dr. Doucette’s responsibilities include leadership of the college’s academic programs, student services, instructional technology and online education, as well as leadership and coordination of the college’s 14 administrative regions.