For the past month, Dr. Brian
Stark has been settling in to his new position as the senior director of the
Southeast Nebraska Career Academy Partnership and Dual Credit Advantage at
Southeast Community College.
with all the participating school districts and how we can increase support of
each other to benefit student success,” he said.
SENCAP offers several
pathways for juniors and seniors in high school to earn college credits for half
the cost. It’s also a way to explore different career opportunities while
getting hands-on experiences. Currently there are 47 school districts within
SCC’s 15-county service area taking advantage of the program.
“My goals are growth and
expansion among the participating school districts, as well as expanding the
pathways,” Stark added.
Current pathways are Agriculture,
Horticulture, Livestock, Business, Culinary, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood
Education, Education, Human Services, Construction, Energy, Geographic
Information Systems, Welding, Information Technology, and Health.
Stark is taking over for Dr.
Randy Nelson, who retired in 2020.
A native of Watertown,
Wisconsin, Stark received his bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from the
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, his master’s in Curriculum and Education
from Doane University in Crete, and his Ed.D. in Education and Leadership from
the College of Saint Mary in Omaha.
Most recently he served as
Dean of Math, Science and Applied Programs at Cloud County Community College in
Concordia, Kansas. He’s active in community organizations such as 4-H, FFA, and
his local homeowners association. He and his spouse have one child.
Stark’s office is located on
the fourth floor of the Jack J. Huck Continuing Education Center in Lincoln. He
can be reached at 402-323-3425 or email@example.com