NCC President Announces Retirement

January 11, 2021 6:00pm

Alethea Stubbe Revised

Dr. Alethea Stubbe, President of Northwest Iowa Community College, has announced her intentions to retire June 30th of this year.  Dr. Stubbe submitted a formal request to the Board of Trustees at a Board meeting held Monday, January 11.


Dr. Stubbe says there was much forethought in her decision, and a lot of planning with the Board of Trustees.  She says it has been an honor to work with dedicated faculty and staff whose contributions make a huge difference for the students and Northwest Iowa through providing quality, accessible, and affordable education and a skilled workforce. Although she says she loves NCC, after more than 30 years in higher education—nearly 30 years at NCC, and 10 years as of May 1st of this year as President—Stubbe says the time is right for her to spend more time with family and do other things.  She says it’s also the right time for the College with the opportunity for a new President to build a new leadership team. Stubbe appreciates the dedication, resilience, and commitment of the faculty and staff to student success, and that has shown brightly throughout the years, especially during the pandemic.  She says the future is very bright for NCC.


An early retirement package was approved by NCC’s Board of Trustees at its October 26, 2020, meeting. The early retirement option was then available to all NCC employees that met the guidelines set out by the Board.


The Board will begin the process for a replacement at a meeting on January 18, 2021.