Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will see a familiar face in a new capacity beginning in July, when Todd Carter becomes the Dean of Academic Affairs. Carter's promotion was announced officially at the April 6 Board of Trustees meeting.
“I am pleased to announce Todd as the new dean of academic affairs,” said SCCC/ATS President Dr. Duane Dunn. “That decision was finalized last month, but it was somehow omitted from the March packet.”
Board Chair Ron Oliver joked that “we suppose we’ll have you,” before adding, “we’re very glad.” Oliver’s comment was a nod to Carter’s long history at SCCC/ATS.
Carter, who currently serves as the Director of Research and Assessment, began teaching biology at the college in 1993 and has served in various capacities through the years. The Forgan, Okla., native holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma Panhandle State University, a Masters degree in zoology from the University of Oklahoma, and a doctorate of education from Wichita State University.In other items attached to the personnel report, administrators listed 12 positions currently open at SCCC/ATS: a sustainable agriculture technician, custodian, admissions coordinator, head tennis coach, instructors for agriculture, automotive technology, journalism, nursing and medical assistant/certified nursing and medical assistant, as well as a division chair/director of nursing and a STEM program specialist for the Food Science & Safety program.