Meet the Admissions Team

Gail Zehr

Associate Director of Recruitment and High School Relations

"I love helping high school students get a head start on college by letting them know college courses they can take while still in high school."

@ Hawkeye

I have the opportunity to help high school students take college-level courses while they are in high school. I also help create the marketing materials you receive in the mail or when you are visiting with me.

You may also see me if you schedule a campus visit or attend an Experience Hawkeye Group Visit Day.

My most memorable moment at Hawkeye was the first time I saw a student from one of my high school visits at an Experience Hawkeye event. She told me my visit and Experience Hawkeye convinced her to go to Hawkeye.

I've been at Hawkeye since 2003.

My Background

Hometown Clare, Iowa
High School Manson Northwest Webster

Associate of Arts in Business Administration from Iowa Central Community College

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from the University of Northern Iowa

Master of Education in Higher Education from Iowa State University

Fun Fact About Me

I’m a foster mom! I assist a local animal rescue by fostering lost or abandoned dogs.

My Favorite ...


  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Playing with my dogs
  • Fostering abandoned dogs
  • Watching movies
  • Finding new music
  • Cooking

Place in the Cedar Valley: I love locally-owned restaurants because they offer something you can’t get anywhere else.

Item on my desk: Post-It notes so I can stay organized.


  • Marley & Me by John Grogan
  • Intensity by Dean Koontz
  • The Five People You Will Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom


  • Office Space
  • Finding Nemo
  • Accepted

TV Shows:

  • The Office
  • The Simpsons
  • Anything on the Food Network or Animal Planet


  • Sushi
  • Coffee
  • Anything Italian



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Lower Level
319-296-1651 (F)
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Mailing Address

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


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