The first president of Southeast Community College has died.
Robert Eicher was 85.
Eicher served as president from 1973 to 1992. Eicher served as an instructor of Nebraska State Trade School, Nebraska Vocational Technical School and Nebraska Technical College in Milford while serving as an assistant to Lowell Welsh, first full-time director of the state’s first postsecondary vocational school.
Eicher served as director of career education at Des Moines Area Community College for four years before returning to become president of Southeast Community College.
Southeast Community College has campuses in Lincoln, Beatrice and Milford.
Southeast has been named by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program as one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation.