Congratulations to our cousin, Valerie Newhouse, who is the president of Iowa Lakes Community College, on receiving the Outstanding Chief Administrator Award from the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees. Click here to read more about the award! Val has worked for ILCC for 25 years and is in the eighth year of her presidency. Just two months ago, Val also received the 2017 Distinguished Higher Education Leadership Award from the Iowa Women in Higher Education organization. Under Val’s leadership, the ILCC system is undergoing numerous updates, additions, and improvements.
Valerie is the granddaughter of Lizzie (Schmidt) Schafer, great granddaughter of Karl Schmidt, 2xgreat granddaughter of Dietrich Schmidt Jr., 3xgreat granddaughter of Dietrich Schmidt Sr., 4xgreat granddaughter of Friedrich Schmidt, 5xgreat granddaughter of Johannes Schmidt Jr., 6xgreat granddaughter of Johannes Schmidt Sr., 7xgreat granddaughter of Hans Heinrich Schmidt, and 8xgreat granddaughter of Hans Schmidt.