Karen Misjak

Executive Director
Iowa College Student Aid Commission
(Commissioner Alternate)
(515) 725-3400
430 E. Grand
Des Moines
Appointment Term: 
Oct 3, 2013 to Jul 1, 2017

Karen Misjak has been the executive director of the Iowa College Student Aid Commission since 2005. The vision of the Iowa College Student Aid Commission is that all Iowans can achieve education beyond high school. Karen's passion is leading her staff to ensure that students are provided essential services that prepare them to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.Karen has worked in student financial aid programs for over 25 years. Prior to 2005, Karen worked for Commerce Bank in St. Louis, Missouri, and served as the director of student assistance division of the Missouri Department of Higher Education from 1987-2000. Karen graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia.Updated: 8.29.2012