SCC seeking applications for open seat on Board of Governors

The Southeast Community College Board of Governors is seeking applications to fill a vacant District 4 seat on the Board.

James J. Garver, who had been a member of the Board for 12 years (November 2007 to December 2012 and 2015 to present) died March 30. He was a member representing District 4 within SCC’s service area.

By statute, it is the responsibility of the remaining members of the Board to fill the Board member vacancy created by Garver’s death for the balance of the unexpired term. That term will end on Jan. 5, 2023.

The Board is seeking applications from interested persons. In order to be eligible for appointment to serve as the member representing District 4 on the SCC Board of Governors for the balance of the unexpired term, an applicant:

Must be a registered voter;

Must have been a resident of SCC’s 15-county service area for the prior six months;

Must have been a resident of SCC District 4 for the prior six months;

Must continue to be a resident of District 4 following appointment;

Must not be an elected or appointed member of any other board relating to education; and

Must not be an employee of Southeast Community College.

Maps showing District 4 boundaries can be found on the Lancaster County Election Commissioner’s website.

Persons who wish to apply for this position should complete and submit an electronic application. Applications must be submitted and received by the end of the day on Friday, April 22, 2022, to be considered. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Interviews for candidates who are selected as finalists will be conducted during a special meeting of the Board of Governors on May 17, 2022, at the Dunlap Center on SCC’s Milford Campus, located at 600 State St., Milford.

Persons with questions related to this process may contact Board Chairperson Neal Stenberg at

The term of the person appointed to fill this vacancy will expire on Jan. 5, 2023. The next term for this District 4 Board of Governors seat begins on that date and is for a four-year term.  Persons who may be interested in appearing as a candidate on the general election ballot for the District 4 seat term beginning in January 2023 should contact the Nebraska Secretary of State’s office for more information.


Andrea Gallagher
Communications Specialist