Southeast Community College
President Dr. Paul Illich is the recipient of the 2022 Western Regional Chief
Executive Officer Leadership Award from the Association of Community College
“I am honored and humbled to receive this award,” Illich said. “I want
to thank the SCC Board of Governors, faculty, and staff for everything they have
done to help SCC successfully complete its many transformative initiatives with
tireless passion and dedication for the vital role of the community college.”
The award will be presented
during the 53rd Annual ACCT Leadership Congress, Oct. 26-29 in New
York City. As
the regional award recipient, Illich will be the sole nomineefrom the Western Region for the Marie Y.
Martin Chief Executive Officer Award that will be presented at the Annual
Awards Gala on Oct. 28.
feel very fortunate to have this tremendous opportunity to work at SCC as we
continue to pursue our mission to empower and transform the diverse learners
and communities of southeast Nebraska through accessible lifelong educational
opportunities,” Illich added.
his eight years as president of SCC, he has led multiple transformative
initiatives, including the completion of nearly $170 million in renovation and
new construction projects, the conversion from a quarter to a semester
calendar, removal of accreditation monitoring for the first time in the history
of the College, and the implementation of its first strategic plan.