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NACCE Names President of North Iowa Area Community College to Board

Friday, December 19, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jeanne Yocum
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MASON CITY, IOWA -- December 15, 2014 -- The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, has announced the appointment of Dr. Steven Schulz to its board of directors. Dr. Schulz is president of North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) in Mason City, Iowa.

“We are pleased that Steven Schulz has accepted our invitation to join the NACCE Board of Directors,” said Dr. Edwin Massey, chairman of the NACCE board and president of Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida. “He brings insight and a great deal of experience to the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship development at our community colleges.”

“I am excited to join the NACCE board and have the opportunity to contribute to the expansion of entrepreneurism on a national level,” said Schulz. “NIACC is proud to be the only community college in Iowa to house one of the five John and Mary Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Centers. NIACC is committed to growing the economy by developing and supporting entrepreneurs in our region.”

Dr. Schulz has been president of North Iowa Area Community College since December 2013. Prior to coming to NIACC, Dr. Schulz served as provost at Des Moines Area Community College, Carroll campus. He was the 2+2 coordinator at the University of Northern Iowa/Des Moines Area Community College in Carroll, Iowa. A lifelong educator and coach, Dr. Schulz has also served as a superintendent, principal, and public school teacher before moving into higher education. He has a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Iowa State University. Dr. Schulz is a native of Geneva, Iowa.


The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) is an organization of educators, administrators, presidents and entrepreneurs, focused on inciting entrepreneurship in their community and on their campus. NACCE has two main goals: 1. Empower the college to approach the business of running a community college with an entrepreneurial mindset; and 2. Grow the community college’s role in supporting job creation and entrepreneurs in their local ecosystem.

Founded in 2002, NACCE is at the heart of the "entrepreneurship movement.” Through membership, an annual conference and exhibition, regional summits, a quarterly journal, monthly webinars, a dynamic list-serv, and training resources, NACCE serves as the hub for the dissemination and integration of knowledge and successful practices regarding entrepreneurial leadership, entrepreneurship education and student business incubation. These initiatives and resulting actions advance economic prosperity in the communities served by its member colleges. NACCE is a founding member of the White House-led Startup America Partnership. For more information, visit 

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