Dave Ball

Director of Admissions, Recruitment, Athletics, and Student Life

"The great thing about being in Admissions is the opportunity to see people grow as they enter college until the time they leave, it’s exciting and satisfying."

@ Hawkeye

I am the director of admissions, recruitment, athletics, and student life. I oversee the daily operations of admissions, recruiting, student activities, and wellness.

I have been at Hawkeye since August 2004.

My most memorable moment at Hawkeye happened at an Experience Hawkeye event. A high school student sang her high school fight song and had an incredible voice.

My Background

Hometown Dubuque, IA
High School Wahlert High School

Associate of Arts: Kirkwood Community College

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Sociology: Mount Mercy College

Masters of Education: Iowa State University

Fun Facts About Me

I have run more than 40 marathons which includes Pikes Peak and the Big Horn Mountain 32 Trail run.

I was a deputy sheriff for 10 years.

My Favorite ...

Pastime: Running in the mountains

Part of the Cedar Valley: The bike trails.

Item on my desk: My plants.


  • It's Not About the Bike by Lance Armstrong
  • Ultra Marathon Man by Dean Karnezes


  • Crash
  • Shawshank Redemption

TV show: The Office

Food: Cheeseburgers


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Mailing Address

Hawkeye Community College
1501 East Orange Road
P.O. Box 8015
Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015

Regular Hours

Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm
Wed 8:00am-6:00pm
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