Naomi DeWinter, EdD is an accomplished leader who currently serves as Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ (EICC) Vice Chancellor for Student Development and Muscatine Community College’s President. Her passion for student success and commitment to excellence has been evident throughout her career.
As the Vice Chancellor for Student Development at EICC, Dr. DeWinter has been a driving force in enhancing student support services across the district. Under her leadership, the Student Development Council was revitalized, and workgroups were initiated to redesign advising and first-year experience programs. Her response during the Covid-19 pandemic exemplified her commitment to health and safety while ensuring continuous service to students.
Her tenure as President of Muscatine Community College has been marked by transformative projects and strategic initiatives. She successfully led a $1.9 million library renovation project and played a key role in the planning of a new $10 million Career and Technical Education facility, scheduled to open in 2023. Her collaboration with Muscatine Community Schools to increase opportunities for Career Academies and concurrent enrollment have made an impact on student engagement and success. In addition, she has secured an impressive track record in grant work, successfully obtaining several state grants and multiple grants from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust amounting to over $1 million.
Before joining EICC in 2015, Dr. DeWinter worked as the Vice President of Student Affairs at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey, MI, where she oversaw various student support services. Prior to that, she served as the Director of Enrollment Management at the same institution, playing a crucial role in managing student enrollment and outreach initiatives. Previously, Dr. DeWinter worked at Oakland Community College in Waterford, MI, as Interim Director of Enrollment Management and Community Outreach. She began her career there as an Admissions Recruiter.
DeWinter completed her master’s degree in College Student Personnel at Eastern Michigan University and her doctorate degree in Community College Leadership at Ferris State University. She currently serves as board member for numerous community and state organizations, including Iowa Energy Center Board, Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine, Muscatine Center for Social Action, LULAC Council 371, Rotary International, and Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, just to name a few.
Chancellor's Senior Leadership Team
The Chancellor's Senior Leadership Team functions as a strong team, working collaboratively and creatively to meet the learning needs of our diverse community. The Senior Leadership Team meets regularly to engage in district-wide strategic plan and decision-making and to coordinate the plans and actions of the district’s colleges, satellite sites and departments. Our goal as a team is to provide the best possible learning and development opportunities for the students and communities we serve.