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Presidents, 1978-1985, Dr. Bill Stewart, 1985

Title

Presidents, 1978-1985, Dr. Bill Stewart, 1985

Description

Dr. Bill Stewart resigned on July 20, 1985 to become the new chancellor of State Center Community College District in Fresno, California.

As with his predecessor, Dr. Stewart used bold and imaginative actions along with the Board and staff to make needed changes. During his term, Kirkwood deepened and expanded services in Benton, Cedar, Johnson, Jones, Iowa and Washington counties. A key project was the system of two-way audio/video communication to county centers. It allowed students in remote locations the ability to earn college credit close to home. This microwave system was the first of its kind in the nation. International education opportunities were broadened and expanded.

As the concept of community college developed during his term, schools took notice of Kirkwood's educational model. In turn the college was invited to join the prestigious League for Innovation. The League was founded in 1968 with the intention of providing direction for experimentation and innovation in community college education.

Although fiscally conservative, Dr. Stewart was committed to making Kirkwood's offerings as comprehensive as possible. Programs were expanded in the areas of agricultural science, fine arts, industrial technology and music.

Creator

Unknown

Source

KIN/Library Services/Archives/Iowa Heritage Digital Collection

Publisher

Kirkwood Community College

Date

1985-07-16

Rights

This digital image may be used for educational purposes, as long as it is not altered in any way. No commercial reproduction or distribution of this file is permitted without written permission of the Kirkwood Community College Library.

Format

jpg

Type

Still Image

Original Format

Photograph, b&w

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

File Name

Stewart_7-16-1985

Repository

Kirkwood Community College Archives

Repository Collection

Archives Photo File
"Stewart, Bill"

Digital Reproduction Information

Image/jpg
1.99 MB
scanned at 600 dpi

Contact information.

Please contact the Kirkwood Community College Library:
(319)398-5553; library@kirkwood.edu

Digital item created

2018-04-18