Dr. Alethea Stubbe Announces Retirement from Northwest Iowa Community College

Dr. Alethea Stubbe, President of Northwest Iowa Community College, has announced her intentions to retire June 30, 2021. Dr. Stubbe submitted a formal request to the Board of Trustees at a Board meeting held January 11.

Dr. Stubbe stated, “After much forethought and planning with the Board of Trustees, I have decided to retire effective June 30, 2021. It has been an honor to work with dedicated faculty and staff whose contributions make a huge difference for our students and Northwest Iowa through providing quality, accessible, and affordable education and a skilled workforce. I love NCC but after over 30 years in higher education—nearly 30 years at NCC and 10 years as of May 1, 2021, as President—the time is right for me to spend more time with my family and do other things, and it is the right time for the College with the opportunity for a new President to build a new leadership team. The dedication, resilience, and commitment of the faculty and staff to student success has shown brightly throughout the years, but especially during this pandemic, and I know the future is very bright for NCC!”

An early retirement package was approved by NCC’s Board of Trustees at its October 26, 2020, meeting. The early retirement option was then available to all NCC employees that met the guidelines set out by the Board.

The Board will begin the process for a replacement at a meeting on January 18, 2021.