Allmendinger, Gall to Join SCC Leadership Team as New VP Student Affairs, VP Administrative Services
SCC will welcome two new vice presidents in this spring. Dr. Michelle Allmendinger will serve as Vice President of Student Affairs and Corey Gall will be Vice President of Administrative Services.
Allmendinger replaces Joan Williams, who retired in March, and Gall will replace Kevin Carr who will retire in June.
Dr. Michelle Allmendinger has spent 20 years in education and was most recently the Dean of Student Development and Interim Dean of Instruction at Clinton Community College in Clinton, IA with preceding posts as athletic director and assistant dean of students. Positions prior to that include coaching stints in women’s softball and tennis, and high school English teacher. She holds a PhD in Higher Education Administration from Michigan State University, a master’s degree in human kinetics from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education from Knox College.
“As I researched SCC, I saw a lot of exciting things going on,” said Allmendinger. “There are strong athletics and student support programs along with solid enrollment and new facilities. And when I visited the college, I learned that I’ll be joining a strong team.”
Allmendinger looks forward to making an impact to support and improve student success.
“Student success, retention, and inclusion are passions of mine,” Allmendinger continued. “I’m excited to learn how SCC works on these things and to set additional goals and start new initiatives. I also love college athletics and I can’t wait to get out and watch the student-athletes compete.”
Allmendinger will begin her employment on June 1.
Corey Gall is the former Vice President of Administrative Services and Interim Human Resources Director at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, IL. Before that, he served as the college’s chief financial officer. He started his career as financial auditor at RSM in Davenport, IA. He holds a Masters of Accountancy and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s of business in accounting, both from Western Illinois University.
A Burlington, IA native, Gall is happy to reengage with his home town.
“I’m excited to reconnect with everyone and learn how I can support SCC’s initiatives to build the lives of the people of Southeast Iowa,” said Gall.
In addition to heading up the fiscal functions of the college, he is looking forward to the many projects under development.
“I always like watching construction projects go from concept to reality. SCC has and has had a lot of exciting projects recently and I'm very excited to be a part of them,” he continued.
Gall started on May 1.
SCC President Dr. Michael Ash thanked the outgoing vice presidents for their service and dedication.
“Joan and Kevin leave big shoes to fill. They exemplified what it is to serve in an executive leadership role at a college and they will be missed,” said Ash. “They each leave a lasting impact on SCC and are very deserving of well-earned and rewarding retirement.”
Ash is looking forward to working with the new additions to the leadership team. “Michelle and Corey will bring a fresh dynamic to our leadership team and their respective areas,” Ash added. “We are well-positioned to tackle future projects and weather any challenges we will face.”