Peggy Bates

  • Assistant Director of Student Success
  • Online & Hybrid Programs

Peggy Bates has been a valued staff member at Buena Vista University since 2006, and she currently serves as the Assistant Director of Student Success for the Online & Hybrid Programs. 

Bates graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing. Throughout her years of experience working at BVU, she has enjoyed helping students achieve their dreams and helping them grow while they earn their degree. “My passion is helping students reach their educational goals. I am with my students from application to graduation–helping them every step of the way,” says Bates. Some of her favorite memories at BVU include Commencement ceremonies, where she is able to cheer on students she has helped. “I do anything I can to help make things a little easier for our students. I love to help support them and be a little cheerleader for them along the way.” 

Bates received the Education for Service award in 2015, which shows that she exemplifies BVU’s motto through her work. When Bates is not at BVU helping students, she enjoys spending time with her husband, their adult children, and their three grandchildren. She also loves spending time outside in her garden, or anywhere near the water.

Peggy Bates