Iowa Central welcomes staff members
• Kara Gernhart joined the admissions team as the admissions activities coordinator.
Gernhart is a Fort Dodge Senior High graduate.
She attended Graceland University and graduated with a degree in elementary education.
• Jessica Butterfield Bailey was hired as an instructor in the communications department.
Bailey is a native of Elma. She graduated from Crestwood High School.
Bailey holds a bachelor’s degree in German and International studies from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in applied linguistics and teaching English as a second language from Iowa State University.
• Yahne Wu (Holly) has joined the team as computer systems analyst.
Wu is from Guangzhou, China. She has a Master of Science in management information systems from the University of Nebraska in Omaha.
• Tommy Thompson has joined the team as a TRIO Student Support Services program tutor/education specialist.
Thompson is from Fort Dodge and is a graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High.
He holds an Associate of Arts from Iowa Central, a Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Missouri, and a Master of Science in education from Northwest Missouri State University.
• Veronica Thor has joined the staff as the International Student Services coordinator
Thor is a native of Chicago. She is a graduate of Argo Community High School.
Thor holds an Associate of Science from Moraine Valley Community College, a Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Master of Arts in higher education administration from Sam Houston State University.
• Brian Smith has joined the housing team as the housing manager.
Smith is from Gilmore City. He is a graduate of Twin River Valley. Smith holds an Associate of Science in criminal justice from Iowa Central.
• Jennifer Ganeff has joined the Iowa Central team as a Financial Aid Coordinator.
Ganeff is from Gowrie. She is a graduate of Prairie Valley High School. Ganeff holds an Associate of Arts from Iowa Central and a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Iowa State University.
• Matt Lombard joined the Iowa Central staff as a transportation technology field trainer at the Iowa Central Transportation Technology Center.
Lombard is from Fort Dodge. He is a graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High.
• Casey Iles joined the Iowa Central staff as a technology specialist and adjunct instructor.
Iles is from Dayton. She holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in computer networking technology from Iowa Central.