The College Council is a representative body of faculty, staff, and students tasked with helping to facilitate shared governance at DMACC. Its primary functions are to provide feedback and input on college policies, procedures, and initiatives, to bring faculty, staff, and student ideas and concerns to the attention of DMACC's administration, and to facilitate clear, open, and transparent communication across our college community.
Please see the College Council's charter for more information. The current charter is provisional and will be finalized in early 2024.
To contact the College Council, please email the college council or any of the Council members listed below:
Bethany Sweeney - Co-Chair
FT Faculty - English/History
Carrie Morris - Co-Chair
FT Faculty - Spanish
Jasmine McAleavey - Secretary
Testing Center Assistant
Academic Advisor – Career Advantage
Assessment Program Specialist
FT Faculty - Agribusiness
Pathway Navigator, Industry & Technology
FT Faculty - Medical Assistant Program
FT Faculty - English/History
FT Faculty - Biology
PT Faculty - Math and Sciences
Work Based Learning Navigator
FT Faculty - Sociology
FT Faculty - Speech
FT Faculty - English
FT Faculty - Sociology/Honors
FT Faculty - Business Law
Recruitment Specialist/ELL Instructor
PT Faculty - Math and Business
FT Faculty - Biology/Honors
FT Faculty - Nursing
FT Faculty - Computer Science
FT Faculty - ELL
Theunis van Aardt
FT Faculty - Chemistry
Student Activities Council is DMACC's student government that's function is to promote college spirit, provide a focal point for discussion between students and the college staff, and give students a voice in college affairs. The SAC plans a variety of activities and offers a wide-range of services designed to enhance campus life.
The Marketing and Management Department has three seats on the Council and students are elected by major to represent the department. Students can participate in leadership activities and conferences as well as hold officer positions.
The Student Activities Council offers activities and services in three areas: campus life, professional development, and programming.
DMACC Higher Education Association
Welcome to the new home for Des Moines Area Community College Higher Education Association's documents and member information. DMACCHEA was established on September 20, 1982.
Purpose of DMACC HEA
- To work for the welfare of students, the advancement of education and the improvement of instructional opportunities for all.
- To develop and promote the adoption of such ethical practices, personnel policies, and standards of preparation and participation as mark a profession.
- To create in the community a more profound interest in and understanding of educational matters and to seek solutions to community problems relative to the college.
- To improve the professional, economic, social and civic status of its members.
- To support and strengthen local, state, and national education associations through participation and understanding of the programs and needs. To represent appropriate employees of DMACC.
- To work for the improvement of conditions and to seek solutions to community problems relating to institutions of higher education.
Please use the following information to contact members of the Association's Executive Board:
- President, Carrie Morris, 515-697-7729, firstname.lastname@example.org
- President-Elect, Michelle Ruse, 515-248-7500, email@example.com
- Secretary, Julie Simanski, 515-964-6526, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer, Joe Hanson, 515-248-7228, email@example.com
- Higher Education Representative, Josh Daines, 515-964-6265, sdaines.dmacc.edu
- PSUU Representative, Patsy Steffen, 515-965-7048, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Grievance Chair, Katherine Dowdell, 515-965-7030, email@example.com
- Chief Negotiator, Jeff Schroeder, 515-433-5082, firstname.lastname@example.org
To join DMACCHEA, contact Bethany Sweeney, membership chair, at 712-792-8319 or email@example.com