Meet the Board/Officers - Iowa College Access Network - ICAN

Meet the Board/Officers

The Iowa College Access Network board of directors is made up of up to 11 members with experiences in education, nonprofits and diversity relations. Each director is nominated by current ICAN board members and serve a three-year term.


Doug Bannon is the Dean of Admissions at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids.





Mary Bontrager is the Executive Vice President - Workforce Development/Education for the Greater Des Moines Partnership in Des Moines.





John Davis (board chair) is a retired counselor of 38 years from Southwest Iowa currently providing part-time services at Essex and  South Page High Schools. John also serves as the President of the Iowa Association of College Admissions Counselors (Iowa ACAC.)




Brent Gage Ph.D. is the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.





Kevin Koester is an Iowa State Representative and the Director of Community Education for Ankeny Community Schools.





Pradeep Kotamraju Ph.D. is Bureau Chief, Career and Technical Education for the Division of Community Colleges for the Iowa Department of Education in Des Moines.






Steve McCullough (treasurer) is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation in West Des Moines.





Tracie Pavon (vice-chair/secretary) is Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management, Simpson College, Indianola.





Rose Rennekamp, of North Liberty, former Vice President of Communications for ACT, Inc.






Sara Sedlacek is the Director of Communications and Development at the Crisis Center of Johnson County in Iowa City.









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