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Julie Williams


Julie Williams
Executive Dean of Students


Julie Williams, Executive Dean of Students at Iowa Lakes Community College has been with the college since 1984.  During her years there, she has served as Director of the Iowa Youth Corps program, instructor, advisors, and assistant director of the Upward Bound Program, TRIO Director, Associate Dean of Student Services and Executive Dean of Students.  Julie earned her bachelor’s degree in teaching from Mankato State University and Master’s in Higher Education from the University of Iowa.  She has been published in the areas of student retention and employee performance evaluations.  She served for 5 ½ years on the Iowa Department of Economic Development Board, promoting the creation of high paying jobs for Iowans.  She served as the Local Evaluator for the Even Start program at Demoney Elementary in Estherville.  Julie has been involved in grant writing and grants start–up, implementation and evaluation throughout her career at Iowa Lakes Community College.  Team building and leadership development are two areas she has a great passion for. 


Enrollment & Retention Trends

Enrollment in community colleges remains strong both locally and across the nation.  The variety of offerings provided to students at community colleges make it easy to match their interests and talents.  Learn what is driving the enrollment growth in higher education.  In addition, meeting student's needs increases the likelihood that students stay until they reach their personal, educational and career goals.  Learn what 'best practices' colleges and universities use to retain students.

Leadership Development/Team Building

Julie Williams
Estherville & Emmetsburg Campuses

Year round

Days of week:
Weekdays and weekends

Time of day:
Any time

Presents in Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, Palo Alto Counties.

Audio-Visual materials needed:
No audio/video materials needed

Other comments:
Please contact Julie if you would like her to present outside of the five-county area.

Questions or comments? Please email us at or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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