June 25, 2013
Andy Long, who has served as the Dean of Enrollment Management at Northeastern Junior College for the last four years, has resigned. He will assume the duties of Vice President at the McCook Community College in McCook, NE on July 8th.
Long has been at Northeastern a total of five and a half years. He joined Northeastern in January 2008, originally hired as the director of admissions. His prior experience as a manager with Gallup, Inc., a research-based performance management consulting company famous for its public opinion polls, made him a strong contributor to the administrative team, helping the college find good data with which to make management decisions. He was promoted to the student services dean position in August 2010 when his duties were expanded to include overseeing admissions, recruitment, records and financial aid.
A very visible leader on campus, Long and his recruitment staff traveled extensively to attract students to Sterling to study. As a vibrant leader, he often provided training opportunities for his colleagues and the public through community education classes. He’s been a campus favorite for his ability to dress up and create characters that entertained his co-workers at the faculty and staff in-services and students as well at various campus activities. He’s been very active in the Lion’s Club and the Logan County Chamber of Commerce. Long loves personal finance and has studied it extensively and even written columns about it for local papers.
McCook is part of the Mid-Plains Community College System and has a sister college in North Platte. Long will be responsible for the entire management of the McCook campus, which serves about 300 full time students, has a small residence life program and offers a good selection of transfer degree and career training options.
“It has been a great five and half years at NJC,” Long said. “We’ll always love the college and the community, but this was just a great opportunity for me and it was the right time for me and my family to take advantage of this,” he notes referring to his wife Kerri and two small children. “ I’m so thankful for the great support we’ve had as a family from the community, region, and college,” he concluded.