EICC welcomes new vice chancellor for workforce development

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) appointed Ashlee Spannagel as the new vice chancellor for workforce development, according to a recent news release. 

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) appointed Ashlee Spannagel as the new vice chancellor for workforce development, according to a recent news release. 

Ms. Spannagel brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role, having served in various leadership positions in education and workforce development. Ms. Spannagel joins EICC following a tenure as the dean of career and technical education  and workforce development at Southeastern Community College.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Spannagel to EICC. Her vision includes fostering innovation in response to changes in higher education and the workforce landscape. We look forward to synergizing her knowledge and skills with our team in service to our communities,” said Liang Chee Wee, interim chancellor of Eastern Iowa Community Colleges.

Previously, Ms. Spannagel served as the Delabar CTE system director and compliance officer, managing Perkins funding and compliance for eight school districts under the umbrella of the Regional Office of Education #33.

She spent five years with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, holding two successive positions: retention coordinator and recruiter at Frontier Community College, where she focused on student success and recruitment; and program director of grants, compliance, and outreach, where she prepared state, federal, and private grants and ensured compliance with state and federal legislation. Ms. Spannagel earned a doctor of education from Capella University.

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