Southeast Community College is losing another top administrator. Lincoln Campus president Jeanette Volker will retire in January after 33 years at the college.
Volker has overseen several major SCC expansions in recent years, including the construction of a welcome center and student services addition in Lincoln.
“Students are much more accessible,” Volker says. “Now, they can walk right up and ask questions at registration, admissions and financial aid. If they have a question, it’s much more user friendly.”
In recent months, Southeast has been highly ranked nationwide among community colleges in various surveys, which Volker says is very rewarding.
“We have, over the years, proven that we’re affordable, we’re accessible and we’re accountable, because our graduates go out and they’re getting great jobs,” Volker says. “That’s what it’s all about.”
She started at SCC in January of 1980 as an instructor in the dietary program at the Lincoln Campus.
Southeast president Jack Huck has also announced he’ll retire in June of 2014, after having been with the college since 1975.
The two-year college has campuses in Lincoln, Milford and Beatrice.
By Doug Kennedy, KWBE, Beatrice