Dr. Truitt has been serving as interim president since July 1.
“In the six months she has filled that role, she has met many unanticipated institutional challenges with efficiency, intelligence and grace,” said David Emerick, chair of the Black Hawk College Board of Trustees.
“In every way, Dr. Truitt has demonstrated her ability to rise to the challenges of the presidency of Black Hawk College.”
Dr. Truitt began her career at Black Hawk College in 1989 as a full-time mathematics instructor. In her years on the faculty she was widely recognized as a student-centered teacher, a doctoral scholar earning her Ph. D. in mathematics education, statistics, higher education policy and planning from the University of Iowa. She had leadership roles on numerous internal and external committees and as faculty representative in IFT contract negotiations.
From 2007-12, she was dean of instruction and academic support where, in addition to the responsibilities of that office, she continued her involvement in contract negotiations internally and as an AQIP strategy forum facilitator for the Higher Learning Commission.
In 2012, Dr. Truitt became vice president for instruction. In 2013, she added student services to her vice-presidential responsibilities, and in June 2014 she assumed the additional duties of executive vice president.
“Regardless of the role I’ve been in, Black Hawk College has been a large and rewarding part of my life,” Dr. Truitt said. “We come to work each day knowing we can impact our students and help them achieve fulfilling lives.
“I appreciate the support of the Board of Trustees and look forward to working with the board. I also look forward to working with the faculty and staff. They are the people who make Black Hawk the special place that it is,” she added.
Dr. Truitt’s contract as president will be Jan. 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.
Last updated 12/10/2014