March 11, 2014

Des Moines Area Community College officials expect to announce within weeks the hiring of a new provost for the Carroll campus.

A nine-member search committee with heavy local representation narrowed the field to three candidates for the next Carroll provost, a position held until late last year by veteran Carroll educator Steve Schulz.

The final three candidates (listed in no specific order) for the DMACC Carroll provost position are:

- Joel Lundstrom, vice president of student services at Manhattan (Kan.) Area Technical College.

- Craig Johnson, director of Winona State University's Rochester, Minn.-branch campus.

- Thomas Walker, vice president for student affairs at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park.

Kim Linduska, executive vice president for academic affairs for the Ankeny-based DMACC system, said 43 candidates applied for the Carroll position. DMACC officials narrowed that pool, based on education and experience scoring, down to 15. The committee interviewed seven candidates via phone and the online tool Skype.

The search committee, as well as Carroll DMACC staff, students and members of the community, met with the final five candidates in Carroll. Linduska and DMACC President Rob Denson will make the final call.

The advertised salary range for the position is $105,000 to $131,250.

Denson appointed former Carroll faculty member John Brocklesby to serve as interim provost, a position he has held since Dec. 1. Schulz left DMACC and Carroll to become president of Northern Iowa Community College in Mason City.