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Dani Heiny

Dani Heiny

Dani Heiny

About Dani

Native of Austin, MN. I have a deep love and commitment to the communities where Riverland Community College has campuses - Austin, Albert Lea and Owatonna. I've been fortunate to have interesting and challenging work in higher education and in public television (with its focus on creating an informed citizenry) spanning more than 30 years. My strengths in strategic planning, management, building collaborations, and leveraging resources have helped me lead many departments and programs at Riverland Community College.

Phone: 507-433-0517
E-mail: Dani.Heiny@riverland.edu
Department: Diversity
Job Title: Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Special Projects

Area(s) of Expertise

Higher Ed Leadership; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Institutional Research, Program/project management; Grant writing and management; Leading through change. Journalism, writing, editing. Collaboration. Fundraising.

Professional Associations

  • National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education - Midwest Region

External Professional Activities/Organizations

  • Rotary International - Austin MN

  • American Association of University Women

  • Apex Austin - Committee/coalition member

  • Gerard - NEXUS - Advisory Board Member

Volunteer and Community Service Activities

  • Austin Symphony Orchestra - Board Member

  • Social Justice Book Club - a collaboration with Austin Public Library and Austin Human Rights Commission

More about Dani Heiny

When not working, I enjoy gardening, music, learning, reading, cooking, hiking, biking, and relaxing. My husband and I have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Family is the center of my world.

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