About Our President, Linda Allen
Dr. Linda Allen has served as the President of Hawkeye Community College since March 2011. Dr. Allen holds a Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology from the University of Iowa. Her scholarly research and publications are in the areas of medical anthropology, transcultural psychology, immigration studies, Asia-Pacific Rim relations, and gender studies.
Dr. Allen is active in the Hawkeye Community College district by serving on the Allen College Board of Trustees, the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance and Chamber (GCVAC) Board of Directors, the GCVAC Diversity/Inclusion Committee, the Regional Workforce Investment Board of Directors, the Cedar Valley United Way Women’s Philanthropy Connection Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of East Central Iowa Regional Executive Board of Directors, the Winnebago Council Boy Scouts of America Executive Board of Directors, and as a member of the Waterloo Rotary and the Waverly Education Roundtable.
Professional involvement includes appointments by the Department of Education to serve on the Higher Education Competency Based Education Collaborative, and as a member of the Senior Year Plus Postsecondary Course Audit Committee and the Community College Accreditation Advisory Committee. She represents the Iowa Association of Community College Presidents (IACCP) on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, Seamless Transition Team, Council of North Central Two-Year Colleges (CNCTYC), and National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). In additional to being the Iowa representative in CNCTYC and NACEP, she has also been elected to serve on their executive board and board of directors, respectively. Her professional involvement also includes serving as a member of the Executive Council for the Governor’s Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence Program, as a Consultant Evaluator for the Academic Quality Improvement Project of the Higher Learning Commission, and as a Peer Reviewer for the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.