Bright is new Beatrice Campus Administrator
After an extensive national search, Brett Bright of Hutchinson, Kansas, will be the new Vice President of Program Development/Beatrice Campus Director/Athletic Administrator at Southeast Community College. Bright replaces Bob Morgan, who retired in May after 31 years at SCC.
Bright has served Hutchinson Community College as Vice President of Student Services for the past six years. He also worked at Texas State Technical College in Waco; Connors State College in Warner, Oklahoma; and Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kansas. He said he’s learned several things over the years at these institutions that he can bring to his new position at SCC.
“I enjoy the community college atmosphere, and Beatrice provides a small-town feel with incredible new facilities,” he said. “I can see the institution growing, and being able to help more students achieve their goals is very exciting!”
Originally from Velma, Oklahoma, Bright earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. He recently earned his Education Specialist degree in Leadership Administration from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.
Bright already has a few goals for his new position, but mostly wants to serve the needs of the students and the Beatrice community.
“I think assisting the local businesses with a trained workforce to meet the needs of the area is very important,” he said. “I hope to explore new programs that will ensure we stay relevant and provide the best education to our students.”
Bright has two children, a daughter who is a junior at the University of Kansas, and a son who is a freshman in high school. He also has two Corgis, Winston and Bella.