Dr. Jim Sherwood of Lincoln
is the newest member of the Southeast Community College Board of Governors.
During its monthly meeting on Tuesday in Nebraska City, Sherwood was appointed
to replace the Rev. Edward Price, who resigned his seat on the Board in July
for health reasons.
Sherwood will represent the
Third District, which is comprised of north Lincoln, Waverly, Davey and
surrounding communities. He said he believes in SCC’s role in the community,
which is serving a role in workforce development while also providing a path
for those seeking a bachelor’s degree.
“I am excited to join the
Board because I believe in the role and mission of the community college,” he
said. “I hope my experience in higher education will contribute to furthering
the excellent job Southeast Community College is currently doing."
Sherwood had many
administrative roles at colleges across the country, including the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and in its Continuing Studies area; University of
California, Berkeley; University of Maryland; and Nassau Community College,
Siena College and Suffolk County Community College, all in New York.
Sherwood is originally from
Cohoes, New York, a suburb of Albany. He received his bachelor’s degree in
History from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, and his master’s and Ph.D.
in History from Pennsylvania State University.
SCC’s 11-member Board of
Governors meets on the third Tuesday of every month with the location of
meetings alternating among the three campuses and learning centers. Two members
are elected from each of the College’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.
Sherwood’s term will expire
in December 2024.