Southeast Community College has new board member

BEATRICE- A Lincoln man's appointment fills a vacancy on the Southeast Community College Board. 

Dr. Jim Sherwood has been 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, 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.

Sherwood said “I hope my experience in higher education will contribute to furthering the excellent job Southeast Community College is currently doing."

Sherwood has served in 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 located in New York.

Sherwood is originally from Cohoes, New York, and earned his bachelor’s degree in History from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, and his master’s and Ph.D. in History from Penn State University.

SCC’s 11-member Board of Governors meets on the third Tuesday of every month.  Sherwood’s term will expire in December 2024.