Viana E. Rockel

Viana E. Rockel


Associate Director, Emmett J. Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance

  S230B  Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Academic History

  • MS in Educational Policy and Leaders, Iowa State University, 1992
  • BS in Mass Communications, Colorado State University, 1985


  • Academic Advising and Career Advising
  • Academic Program Administration
  • Community College Leadership Development
  • Corporate and Foundation Relations
  • Fundraising and Campaign Planning: Corporations, Foundations and Individuals
  • Marketing, Public Relations, External Relations for Higher Education
  • Sponsored Research Management
  • Undergraduate Student Mentoring
  • Volunteer and Advisory Board Management


  • Edith Ennis Award, May 2015

Selected Publications

  • The Leadership Institute for a New Century: Lincing Women and Minorities Into Tomorrow's Community College Leadership Roles, Larry H. Ebbers, Glenda Gallisath, Viana E. Rockel, M. Noreen Coyan, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, vol 24, 2000, 375-382

Prior Positions

  • Major Gifts Officer, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, July 2005 - July 2006
  • Director of Development, Henry B. Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa Foundation, January 2003 - June 2005
  • Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, University of Iowa Foundation, October 1999 - January 2003

Committees and Professional Service

  • Greater Quad Cities Risk and Insurance Management Society: Officer 2010-Present, 2010-current

Additional Training

  • Certified Fundraising Executive, 2002-2006,
  • Senior Health Insurance Information Counselor, Iowa Insurance Division, 2009
  • MBA Program, Tippie College of Business, 2007