SCC Presidential Search

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges has announced four final candidates for the Scott Community College presidency:

  • Dr. Lyn Brodersen, Assistant Vice President for Organizational Development, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
  • Dr. Kim Armstrong, Vice President of Student Affairs, College of the Ouachitas, Arkansas
  • Dr. Albert Farr, Academic Chair, Communications, St. Petersburg College, Florida
  • Dr. Angela Oriano, Project Manager, Gulf Coast Regional STEM Degree Accelerator, Lee College, Texas

Each finalist will visit SCC for two days, with several opportunities for faculty, staff, students and the community to meet and interact with them.

Visit dates are:

  • Dr. Lyn Brodersen, April 27 and 28
  • Dr. Kim Armstrong, May 8 and 9
  • Dr. Albert Farr, May 9 and 10
  • Dr. Angela Oriano, May 10 and 11


Day One Schedule for Candidate Visit

Each candidate will be at the Belmont campus the entire first day of their visit, with several opportunities to talk with faculty, staff and students. Please consider which of these will fit your schedule:

9:15 - 9:45 a.m.

Meet and greet/informal discussions in Room 3112 (Applied Tech)

10:30 – 11 a.m.

Meet and greet/informal discussions in Room 2406

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 

Meet and greet/informal discussions in Room 2406

3 – 4:15 p.m

Campus Forum in the Student Life Center

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Community Forum in the Student Life Center

Day Two Schedule for Candidate Visit

On each candidate’s second day, they will tour the Kahl Educational Center, West Davenport Center and Blong Technology Center.

Between 10:30 a.m. and noon, the candidate will have an opportunity to meet and have informal conversations with faculty and staff during the tours of these locations. These meet-and-greets will provide the faculty and staff at these locations, especially those who may not be able to come to the Campus Forum on Day One, the opportunity to meet the candidates.

  • Dr. Lyn Brodersen

    Day One, April 27
    Day Two, April 28

    Dr. Lyn Brodersen is Assistant Vice President of Organizational Development for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Ames, Iowa. Her previous experience includes serving as Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City; Dean of the College of Arts, Letters and Sciences at Southwest Minnesota State University; Campus Executive Officer and Dean at University of Wisconsin-Richland; Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, Minnesota; and administrative roles at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska.  Dr. Brodersen earned a B.A. in history from Coe College, a M.A. in modern European history from University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. in education from Iowa State University.  
  • Dr. Kim Armstrong

    Day One, May 8
    Day Two, May 9

    Dr. Kim Armstrong currently serves as Vice President of Student Affairs at College of the Ouachitas in Malvern, Arkansas.  Her career includes 17 years of service in administrative positions at Black Hawk College in Moline, Illinois, including Executive Assistant to the President for Intercultural and Community Affairs, Assistant Dean of Student Services and Interim Dean of Student Support Services.    Prior to joining BHC, she was a research scientist, managing special projects for Provena Medical Center in Urbana, Illinois, and conducting post-doctoral research at the University of Illinois. Dr. Armstrong earned B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physiological/neuropsychology from Howard University.

  • Dr. Albert Farr

    Day One, May 9
    Day Two, May 10

    Dr. Albert Farr currently serves as Academic Chair of the Communications Department at St. Petersburg College in Florida, where he also serves as the College-Wide Lead Chair. Prior to taking on administrative responsibilities, he was Associate Professor of Communications/Letters at St. Petersburg and taught English at Penn Valley Community College in Missouri. Dr. Farr earned his B.S. and M.A. degrees in English from Iowa State University, where he also earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership while serving as assistant director of the Community College Leadership Initiative (CLIC).

  • Dr. Angela Oriano

    Day One, May 10
    Day Two, May 11

    Dr. Angela Oriano serves as Project Manager for the Gulf Coast Regional STEM Degree Accelerator at Lee College in Baytown, Texas. She previously served as Executive Director of the Texas Association of Community Colleges’ Texas Success Center and was the Associate Director for College Relations at the Center for Community College Student Engagement, where she was a leader of the team that developed the Community College Survey of Student Engagement. She began her career working in Adult Basic Education at Southeastern Community College in Burlington, Iowa. Dr. Oriano earned her B.A. in finance from Simmons College in Boston, her M.B.A. from St. Ambrose University, and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Texas at Austin.