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 Northeast Iowa Food Bank Board of Directors, and as a member of the Waterloo Rotary, the Waverly Education Roundtable, and the Waverly Economic Development Commission.
At the regional level, Dr. Allen has been appointed by the Iowa Department of Education to serve on the Higher Education Competency Based Education Collaborative, Community College Council, as a member of the Senior Year Plus Postsecondary Course Audit Committee, and the Community College Accreditation Advisory Committee.
At the national level, her professional involvement includes serving as the President of the Council of North Central Two-Year Colleges (CNCTYC). In addition, she also serves as a Consultant Evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission and as a Peer Reviewer for the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.
Dr. Allen was the 2015 recipient of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Marie Y. Martin Chief Executive Award, presented by ACCT to recognize leadership and innovative contributions made by community college chief executive officers.