In August, Kirkwood Community College welcomed a new president to the family, Dr. Lori Sundberg. Sundberg became the fifth president in Kirkwood history and
the first female to hold that position at the college.
"I can't tell you how excited I am to be here," Sundberg said. "This institution is a globally-recognized leader in higher education where student success
has always been a focus, and I am thrilled to be a part of our next chapter."
Sundberg is a recognized higher education professional with 22 years of experience as an educator and administrator, the last 12 years of which have been at
the senior administrative level. Originally involved in institutional research, her professional background also includes experience in marketing, grant
writing, human resources, negotiations and academic affairs. She has several published works covering an extensive range of topics including college
partnerships with business, enrollment, marketing research, distance education and leadership, and has been a presenter at various conferences on many of
these same topics.
Sundberg holds a Doctorate in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from St. Ambrose University, a Master of Business Administration
degree with a concentration in Marketing from Western Illinois University, a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Economics and History from Knox
College, and is also an alumna of Carl Sandburg College.