THE ACCREDITATION STEERING COMMITTEE
Administrative Director, Planning and Accreditation
Shawna is passionate about continuous improvement to promote access to higher education. In her current role she is able to work collaboratively with College employees through developing data-driven goals and strengthening SCC's accreditation relationship with the Higher Learning Commission.
Amanda attended Teacher's College where she earned a B.A in Foreign Language Education and an M.A. equivalent in Translation. She holds a PhD in Spanish from UNL. She has been at SCC in the Academic Transfer Program since 1995.
Rebecca came to SCC in June 2015. After several years of having broad responsibilities for establishing data resources and decision-support capabilities in IR, Rebecca is now focused more narrowly on accreditation, planning, and the 2023 HLC Comprehensive Evaluation.
Program Co-Director, Business Administration
Linda is the Business Program Co-Director on the Lincoln campus and have been with SCC for just over 20 years. She teaches a variety of business marketing and management classes, along with an entrepreneurship course.
Sara has been with SCC since July 2015. Sara's primary focus is to serve as a technical resource for the Institutional Research Team. She has a B.S. in psychology from Truman State University.
Administrative Director of Student Accounts
Karie has been with SCC since July 2019 in Student Accounts. She grew up in Milligan, NE and graduated from SCC-Beatrice in 1996 with A.A.S in Accounting and Peru State College in 2000 with a B.A. in Business Administration/Management.
Vice President, Administrative Services
Amy has served as the Vice President for Administrative Services & Resource Development for the SCC for the last 8 years. She is a Certified Public Accountant who holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and a Bachelor of Science degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Administrative Director, Admissions
Kat joined SCC in November of 2013 and serves as the Administrative Director of Admissions.
Assistant Campus Director, Dean of Student Services
Toni started at SCC as a Business and Office Technology faculty member and co-chair and then transitioned to Administrative Director of Virtual Learning before taking on her current role.
Vice President, Instruction
Dr. Joel Michaelis has worked in the field of education his entire career, starting as a 6th grade math teacher, and has worked at several community colleges in student services, workforce, and academics in three states - Texas, Kentucky, and Nebraska. Along the way, he earned a B.B.A. in Management from Texas A&M University, a M.Ed. in Higher Ed Administration from UT Austin, and an Ed.D. in Higher Ed Administration from Baylor University.
Administrative Director, Institutional Research
Robin graduated from UNL and has worked her entire professional career at Southeast Community College. Her roles at SCC have included several in the Student Affairs division, including Director of Registration and Records and Dean of Students at the Milford Campus. She began her current role as the first Administrative Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research in January 2013.
Liaison to the President, Special Projects Coordinator
Katy grew up in Southeast Nebraska and attended Wayne State College. After living in Utah for 10 years and working in Marketing, she joined SCC in 2019, working alongside Dr. Illich and the Administrative Team.
Dean, Student Enrollment
Mike has been at Southeast Community College since December of 2001 and have been serving as the Dean of Student Enrollment since 2016. I really enjoy the work I do and the amazing and talented people I get to interact with on a daily basis!
Director of Assessment
Rod started working for SCC in 2008 on the Beatrice campus. He has previously worked in secondary education as a teacher, counselor, and coach.
Dean, Arts & Sciences
After teaching English at the high school and university level, Carolee started at SCC as an adjunct instructor in the mid-1990's and knew at that time that she had found her professional home.
Born and raised in Nebraska, Nick Salestrom teaches English and education courses. He has studied in the fine arts, education, English, and creative writing.
Dave earned his BA in Physics from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY and his MS and PhD from UNL. Since graduating in 2007, Dave has taught at Providence College and Massachusetts Maritime Academy before moving to SCC-Milford in 2016 where he teaches physics and the occasional math class.
Instructor, Dental Assisting
Amanda has been an instructor for the dental assisting program on the Lincoln Campus since 2007.
Associate Director, Financial Aid
Rachel has been with SCC for almost 7 years, and in Financial aid for the last 5.5 of those years. Before moving to NE, she lived and worked in the St. Louis, MO metropolitan area, giving her a total of approximately 24 year of higher education experience. She is married, with two children, and two rambunctious pups.
Associate Dean - Virtual Learning
Stefanie started out as an adjunct at Southeast Community College before taking on her current role as the Associate Dean of Virtual Learning. She has been in this position since 2017.
Institutional Outcomes Assessment Coordinator
Jill joined SCC in 2016 as part of the Institutional Research team, and now works in Accreditation, Institutional Assessment, & Planning. She has a PhD in Anthropology.