Cheri Doane, director of community-based learning, has been appointed by Gov. Kim Reynolds to the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service. This 25-member group helps organizations mobilize and leverage volunteers for the benefit of all Iowans. Doane, previously appointed to the commission by former Gov. Chet Culver, said she looks forward to serving again with this diverse and creative group — and being part of inspiring new connections across the state.
“Iowa can really only reach its potential with true involvement of its citizens,” said Doane. “As a life-long Iowan, I’m proud of our state’s history of becoming stronger through citizen involvement, and being on the commission is a way I celebrate that. We want to help all Iowans reach their potential.”
Doane has been leading Central’s service-learning programs ever since graduating as a non-traditional student in 1998 — and while completing her master’s degree from Iowa State University. She connects students and staff to more than 90 community partners across the state. Since 2006, the college has been named eight times to the honor roll with distinction for the President’s Award for Community Service by the Corporation for National and Community Service.