Iowa State University Alumni Association

Kari A. Hensen

Term expires '19

Annual Member

'96 Sociology
'98 MS Ed Leadership & Policy Studies
'05 PhD Education
Ankeny, Iowa

Kari is the associate dean of arts and sciences at Des Moines Area Community College. In this role, she assists with the hiring and support of faculty to ensure students receive outstanding educational experiences. She is active on the South-Central Governor’s STEM Committee and co-chairs DMACC’s STEM Council. As an undergrad at ISU, Kari was active in the SAA, VEISHEA, Delta Zeta, Cardinal Key, and Cyclone Aides. As a graduate student, Kari earned a Research Excellence Award. She and her husband, Andy, received the Young Alumni Award in 2009, and she served on the Cardinal and Gold Gala committee in 2011. Kari and Andy have two children, Kelsey and Drew.

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