After an extensive national
search, Brett Bright of Hutchinson, Kansas, will be the new Vice President of
Program Development/Beatrice Campus Director/Athletic Administrator at
Southeast Community College. Bright replaces Bob Morgan, who retired in May
after 31 years at SCC.
Bright has served Hutchinson
Community College as Vice President of Student Services for the past six years.
He also worked at Texas State Technical College in Waco; Connors State College
in Warner, Oklahoma; and Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kansas. He
said he’s learned several things over the years at these institutions that he
can bring to his new position at SCC.
“I enjoy the
community college atmosphere, and Beatrice provides a small-town feel with
incredible new facilities,” he said. “I can see the institution growing,
and being able to help more students achieve their goals is very exciting!”
Velma, Oklahoma, Bright earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from East
Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. He recently earned his Education
Specialist degree in Leadership Administration from Fort Hays State University
in Hays, Kansas.
has a few goals for his new position, but mostly wants to serve the needs of
the students and the Beatrice community.
assisting the local businesses with a trained workforce to meet the needs
of the area is very important,” he said. “I hope to explore new programs
that will ensure we stay relevant and provide the best education to our
Bright has two
children, a daughter who is a junior at the University of Kansas, and a son who
is a freshman in high school. He also has two Corgis, Winston and Bella.