·         LaTour will plan, direct, coordinate and oversee operations activities at the College’s Campuses and Centers

·         LaTour will also oversee DMACC’s Energy/Management/Security and Trail Point Aquatics and Wellness

·         LaTour joins DMACC after serving as Dean of Operations at John Wood Community College in Quincy, Illinois

ANKENY, Iowa—Bill LaTour has been named the new DMACC Vice President for Operations.  The Illinois native will report directly to DMACC’s President and will have broad responsibilities across the College.

LaTour will help plan, direct, coordinate and oversee operations activities at the College’s Campuses and Centers, including college-wide facility planning and management of building and facility construction. DMACC currently has 2.3 million square-feet among 62 buildings set on six campuses and seven learning centers across Central Iowa.

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“Bill was an outstanding candidate,” said DMACC President Rob Denson. “He has extensive experience in many areas related to DMACC’s operation, including campus and facilities coordination, information technology, energy management and security. Bill will be a strong addition to DMACC’s management team.” added Denson.

In addition, LaTour will work to ensure development and implementation of efficient operations and cost-effective systems for both current and future needs of the College.

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LaTour currently serves as Dean of Operations at John Wood Community College in Quincy, Illinois where he serves on the President’s Cabinet, Strategic Planning and Budget Team, Leadership Council and oversees Physical Plant, Information Technology, Campus Police Department and Risk Management. He has had extensive experience in Campus Security.

LaTour earned a B.A. from Western Illinois University in Law Enforcement and Sociology and a M.S. from Amberton University in Garland, TX in Human Relations and Business.

In addition to being Dean of Operations, LaTour has taught First Year Experience and Homeland Security at John Wood Community College.

He will be located in Bldg. #22, the Borgen Administration Building on the DMACC Ankeny Campus and starts his new responsibilities on April 10.

Bill LaTour named new DMACC Vice President of Operations
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(contributed press release, DMACC)


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