NICC names Amy A. Lasack vice president of Business and Community Solutions
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Lasack’s career in higher education spans 20 years for Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, where she has specialized in workforce, education and collaborations with employers and local organizations.
NORTHEAST IOWA–Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) has named Amy A. Lasack vice president of Business and Community Solutions. She begins the new role at NICC on Nov. 13.
Business and Community Solutions is the customized training, workforce development and continuing education division of NICC, offering a variety of education and training options for businesses and individuals to obtain or advance their skills.
Lasack’s career in higher education spans 20 years for Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, where she has specialized in workforce, education and collaborations with employers and local organizations. Most recently executive director of continuing education for Kirkwood, Lasack also served the college as senior director of corporate training, director of training and outreach services, skills advantage program director and as a dislocated worker career consultant.
Lasack earned a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from St. Ambrose University in Davenport in 2008 and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Cornell College in Mount Vernon in 1996. She is the recipient of numerous honors for her work and leadership in higher education including; the Corridor Leaders honor in 2022 and 2023, LERN Corporate Training Lead Generation Award in 2018, and, from Kirkwood, the Distinguished Service Award in 2018 and the Innovator of the Year Award in 2017.
“We are excited to bring Amy into our leadership team and Business and Community Solutions. Her track record of workforce development, business collaboration and higher education will contribute greatly to the success of Northeast Iowa Community College. Thank you to our hiring committee, formed of NICC and community leaders, for selecting Amy for this leadership role,” said David Dahms, NICC acting president.
Lasack is looking forward to leading the College’s Business and Community Solutions team.
“I have been impressed by Northeast Iowa Community College's commitment to innovative programming and community solutions that transform the lives of students and the businesses in the region. The energy and passion of the NICC team is inspiring and I am excited to be a part of its future success,” Lasack said.
NICC serves eight counties in northeast Iowa and surrounding areas. Offering academic programs of study in a variety of disciplines, in addition to online and blended learning, customized business and industry training, short-term certification options and adult education and literacy, the College is committed to affordable, high-quality education and training to ensure the growth and vitality of northeast Iowa. Visit nicc.edu for more information.