At their meeting on May 21, the Seminole State College Board of Regents appointed Dr. Linda Goeller as the Vice President for Academic Affairs and approved the holiday schedule for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Seminole State College recently recognized three employees for their campus leadership: Faculty Senate President Jeff Cheng, Classified Staff President Dana Denwalt and Professional Staff President Caitlin Brown. The employees were set to be honored at the Seminole State Educational Foundation’s annual Spring Recognition Banquet, but the event has been postponed due to restrictions on large gatherings in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading “SSC Honors Three Campus Leaders”→
Seminole State College recently recognized six employees for 20 years of service: Mechell Downey, Teresa Norman, Carol Parker, Tina Savage, Rita Story-Schell and Susan Shumaker. The employees were set to be honored at the Seminole State Educational Foundation’s annual Spring Recognition Banquet, but the event has been postponed due to restrictions on large gatherings in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading “SSC Recognizes Employees for 20 Years of Service”→
meeting on Feb. 20, the Seminole State College Board of Regents approved tenure
for a faculty member and adopted a social media policy for the College.
During the President’s
Report, Reynolds informed the Board about recent activities
and events at the College.
the first action item on the agenda, the Board approved tenure for Assistant
Professor of Life Science Theran Hernandez. Hernandez was recommended for
tenure by Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Linda Goeller.
Hernandez began working for SSC in 2011 as part of the TRiO program and quickly
thereafter transitioned to the role of coordinator for the Upward Bound
Program. In 2012, she became an Educational Talent Search Advisor and also
served as an adjunct instructor. She was hired as a full-time faculty member in
2015. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Langston University, a
Master of Science from Grand Canyon University and a Master of Science from the
University of Nebraska in Kearney. She is currently enrolled in a doctoral
program at Langston University.
Board then approved the second action item on the agenda, a social media policy
for the College. This policy was established to comply with Senate Bill 198,
which passed during the 2019 Legislative Session. Senate Bill 198 requires all
state agencies to adopt a social networking policy to discourage abusive or
offensive online behavior by employees, on state time and using state resources.
new policy reads, “All Seminole State College employees are discouraged from
sharing content or creating comments on social media containing the following:
obscene sexual content or links to obscene sexual content; abusive behavior and
bullying language or tone; any unwelcomed discriminatory or harassing
statements or images based on a protected characteristic that are so severe,
pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively bars the victim’s
access to an educational opportunity or benefit; conduct or encouragement of
illegal activity; and disclosure of information which an agency and its
employees are required to keep confidential by law, regulation or internal
present at the meeting were: Chair Curtis Morgan, Marci Donaho, Kim Hyden, Ray
McQuiston and Paige Sherry.
meeting of the SSC Board of Regents is scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2020.
Two Seminole State College employees were recognized for their hard work and dedication during the monthly Seminole Chamber of Commerce Forum on Feb. 13. Business and Education Instructor Dan Hill was honored as “Faculty Member of the Month” and Business Services Coordinator Melissa Marshall as “Staff Member of the Month.” Continue reading “Seminole Chamber Honors SSC Personnel”→
From Veterans Day until the end of the fall semester, SSC students, student athletes, faculty, staff and Administration signed thank you and holiday messages on festive cards and delivered the cards to veterans in the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City. This year more than 100 cards were signed with notes of appreciation and cheer. SSC Professor of History Marta Osby (left) received a large number of cards gathered by Assistant Professor Sam Rivera (right) and his wife Stefanie (center). Continue reading “SSC Honors Veterans with Holiday Cheer Project”→
State College employees were recognized for their hard work and dedication
during the monthly Seminole Chamber of Commerce Forum on Thursday.
Assistant Professor of Business Stephen Brooks was honored as “Educator
of the Month” and Language Arts and Humanities/Social
Sciences Office Manager Tina Morris was honored as “Classified Staff
Member of the Month.”
Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, along with the Lions Club and Blue
Ribbon Realty, recognize SSC employees several times during Forum each year.
Individuals are nominated from across the campus and chosen by SSC
administrators to receive the honor.
Brooks began at
SSC in 2015 as an adjunct instructor and in 2018 he moved into his current
position as an Assistant Professor in the Business and Education Division. Along
with teaching, Brooks also serves as the coordinator for Business and Industry
at SSC. In this role, he manages several programs, including the Student Bank
Board and Kid’s on Campus Summer Camps.
enjoy being a part of the SSC family and love that I am able to work with a
diverse student population of all ages, life-experiences and backgrounds,” said
his bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Oklahoma, where
he also earned his MBA.
Brooks and his
wife Susan reside in Shawnee. In their spare time, they enjoy exercising and
going to concerts and live plays. They also care for a small greenhouse in
their backyard where they keep plants and flowers alive through the winter
began at SSC in February of 2017 and currently serves as the Office Manager for
the Language Arts and Humanities Division and the Social Sciences Division.
Previously, she worked in human resources for over 30 years with the Sac and
her current position, Morris oversees the daily operations of both divisions,
including greeting visitors, helping students and managing a variety of
administrative tasks. She also shares responsibility for the mailroom and
switchboard. On campus, she is a member of the Classified Staff Association and
serves on the WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education)
Evaluation Team for NASNTI.
holds an Associate in Science degree from Seminole Jr. College and a Bachelor
of Science in Business Administration from St. Gregory’s University. She
resides in Stroud and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family in her
The Seminole State College Board of Regents approved the appointment of Dr. Linda Goeller to the position of Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at a special meeting on Nov. 12.
Dr. Goeller is in her 11th
year at the College, where she has served as a Division Chair in the past and
most recently as a Professor of Mathematics and Coordinator of Institutional
Dr. Goeller earned her doctorate in
Professional Studies/Mathematics Education from Oklahoma State University, her
master’s in Mathematics Education from Northeastern State University, and her
bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.
She has served on a number of Faculty
Senate and Mathematics Division committees. She also has served as the co-chair
of the Oklahoma State Regents Higher Education Mathematics Task Force.
Last April, Dr. Goeller was selected
to receive the Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty Award at the 2019 American
Association of Community Colleges annual convention in Orlando, Florida. The
award is given nationally to individuals who demonstrate a passion for
classroom learning, show a willingness to support students both inside and
outside of the classroom, and go above and beyond what is required to ensure
the academic success of their students.
She is also active in the community
of Seminole. She is a graduate of Leadership Seminole, a member of the Seminole
Chamber of Commerce, a volunteer with the Seminole Humane Society, and
currently serves as President of the Seminole Rotary Club. She and her husband
Mark are active members of the Immanuel Baptist Church.
“We are very fortunate to have
someone of Dr. Goeller’s caliber willing to step into this role at such a
critical time. I believe she will bring expertise, excitement and integrity to
this office,” President Lana Reynolds said.
The previous Vice President for
Academic Affairs Dr. Larry Guerrero notified the College of his intention to
resign his position due to personal reasons in early November.
members in attendance were Curtis Morgan, Ryan Franklin, Kim Hyden, Paige
Sherry and Marci Donaho. The next regularly scheduled Board meeting will take
place on Thursday, Dec. 12.