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District 6000 Governor-Mike Ruby
 Oct 23, 2017
 
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JIM LEACH (BIO)

 

Jim Leach served as the 9th Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities before accepting an appointment as the inaugural University of Iowa Chair in Public Affairs and Visiting Professor of Law in the College of Law. On January 1, 2017 he also accepted responsibility for directing the University of Iowa Museum of Art.

Prior to heading the NEH, Leach was a Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton and Interim Director of the Institute of Politics and Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School. Leach’s brief stint in academia was preceded by 30 years of service as a representative in Congress where he chaired the Banking and Financial Services Committee, the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs, and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China.

Leach graduated with honors from Princeton, received an M.A. from the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins, and did additional graduate studies at the London School of Economics. He holds fifteen honorary degrees and has received decorations from two foreign governments.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Council on Foreign Relations, and formerly served as president of the largest international association of legislators (Parliamentarians for Global Action).

Jim Leach
 Oct 30, 2017
 
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We are honored, this Veteran's Day, to have Ridgecrest Village host our Noon Meeting on Monday, November 13th.

Address: 4130 Northwest Blvd., Davenport

Further Program & Speaker Details to Come.

Special Veteran's Day Lunch Meeting-Ridgecrest
 Nov 13, 2017
 
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2nd Floor-Board Room
 
 Nov 13, 2017
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
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Central High School Auditorium Tour
 Nov 20, 2017
 
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Autumn Phillips-Quad-City Times
 Nov 27, 2017
 
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2nd Floor-Board Room
 
 Dec 11, 2017
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
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Introduction-Randy Brown

Randy Brown is a national author, keynote speaker, and coach. Randy is a national expert on the topics of networking, leadership, team building, and adversity. In his coaching career he reached the highest level in men's college basketball at the NCAA level.  His 18-year career includes Iowa State, Marquette, Arizona, and Miami of Ohio. Naismith Hall of Famer Lute Olson at the University of Arizona mentored Randy. His book, Rebound Forward, Rebound from Life’s Most Devastating Losses and Stay in the Game, highlights his rise in the college coaching world as well as failure, adversity, and tragedy. He is a role model for resilience in the face of life’s most devastating circumstances. A Fort Dodge native, he has two daughters, Claire and Jane, and lives in Ames, Iowa.

Randy Brown
 Jan 29, 2018
 
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Steven Bahls has been president of Augustana College (Illinois) for thirteen years.   Augustana is a liberal arts and sciences college in Rock Island, Illinois.  He has also served as dean of Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, associate dean and professor of University of Montana School of Law and as a practicing lawyer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He taught corporate law and published many scholarly articles about corporate governance.  As a law professor, he taught in Canada, Germany, Greece and China.

He has written extensively about higher education and shared governance in Trusteeship, AGB Blog, Washington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, Huffington Post and Inside Higher Ed.  He is the author of the best-selling book, SHARED GOVERNANCE IN TIMES OF CHANGE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES, published in 2014 by AGB Press.   He wrote much of this book during his recent sabbatical, which he spent in the arctic regions of Canada. 

He is a consultant for the Association of Governing Boards, working with higher education institutions across the United States to improve shared governance in order to create the alignment necessary for outstanding educational outcomes.

He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and earned his J.D. at Northwestern University, where he was Head Executive Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review.

President Bahls is serving on or has served on the boards of several national organizations including the Council of Independent Colleges, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Lutheran Education Conference of North America and University of Montana School of Law Board of Visitors.  He is chair of the board of the Putnam Museum and Science Center.  He is also the vice chair of the board of the Federation of Illinois Independent Colleges and Genesis Health Systems. 

President Steven Bahls
 Apr 09, 2018