Carmen Simone Appointed the Sixth President of Western Nebraska Community College

The Western Community College Area Board of Governors in Nebraska has selected Carmen Simone as the sixth president of Western Nebraska Community College. The college, which operates three campuses, enrolls slightly more than 1,800 students according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 61 percent of the student body.

“I am deeply humbled that the Board of Governors has entrusted me with the leadership of Western Nebraska Community College,” Simone said. “I look forward to building strong relationships both on our campuses and within our communities.”

Dr. Simone is the current and founding vice president and dean at the University of South Dakota Community College for Sioux Falls. Earlier, Dr. Simone served as president of Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado for five years.

Dr. Simone is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, where she majored in chemistry. She holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Colorado State University.

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