Dr. Jim Lindenmayer of Ottumwa has spent nearly 40 years as a higher education professional, culminating in him serving 12 years as president of Indian Hills Community College. During his career, he worked in the areas of admissions, financial aid, community education, and human resources.
IHCC experienced impressive growth while he was president, as enrollment went up by more than 2000 students, despite a declining population in the region. Additionally, the school’s scholarship endowment grew from 2 million to more than 20 million. He also developed the Indian Hills North Workforce campus, a one-of-a-kind facility that houses training programs specific to local industries.
Since his retirement in 2013, he has remained active and serves on several boards in the Ottumwa area. Currently, he is Chair of the National Jobs Corps Association, a trade organization in Washington, D.C.
Lindenmayer holds a bachelor’s degree from William Penn University, a master’s from Truman State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.
He was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Reynolds on June 29, 2018 to fill the unexpired term of Dr. Subhash Sahai. He was reappointed to the Board on March 1, 2019. His term expires on April 30, 2025.
Terms: 2018-2019, 2019-2025