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Applications sought to fill vacant BOG seat

The Southeast Community College Board of Governors is seeking applications to fill a vacant seat representing District 5.

On Dec. 15, 2015, the Board accepted the resignation of Helen E. Griffin, a member representing District5. District 5 is comprised of the southeast portion of the city of Lincoln. Griffin resigned her position because of health issues.

By statute, it is the responsibility of the remaining members of the Board to fill the vacancy created by Griffin's resignation for the balance of the unexpired term. That term will end on Jan. 4, 2017.

The Board is seeking applications from interested persons. In order to be eligible for appointment to serve as the District 5 representative 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 District 5 for a period of at least six months prior to being appointed to fill the vacancy and must continue to be a resident of that district following appointment;

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

·         must not be an employee of SCC.

SCC has three campuses located in Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford and serves a 15-county area in southeast Nebraska. Approximately 11,000 students enroll at SCC each year. The 11-member Board of Governors meets on the third Tuesday of every month with the location of the meetings alternating among the three campuses. Two members are elected from each of the Board's five districts, while the 11th member is elected at-large. Board members serve four-year terms and do not receive salaries, but their SCC-related expenses are paid.

Persons who wish to apply for this position will find additional information, including a map showing the boundaries of District 5 and an application form, online at Completed online application forms must be submitted to, and received by, Lynda Heiden, executive administrative assistant to the president, by the end of the day on Feb. 7, 2016. Printed forms must be submitted in person or be postmarked no later than Feb. 5, 2016, to Heiden at: 301 S. 68th St. Place, Lincoln, NE 68510.

Persons with questions related to this process should contact Heiden at 402-323-3405.


For more information contact:
Stu Osterthun
Administrative Director of Public Information and Marketing