Norman Coley, Jr. has been named Western Nebraska Community College’s dean of students.
Coley, who served as the interim dean of students for WNCC since January, was approved to the position by the Western Community College Area (WCCA) Board of Governors at its regular meeting on Wednesday.
“To be named dean of students is truly and honestly an honor,” Coley said.
“I have a mantra that says be the difference in people’s lives. With that, I want to really try to utilize leadership opportunities and student engagement to make people really feel like they belong.”
Coley has dedicated his career getting to know students, working in nearly every corner of the student services field.
Most recently, Coley served as TRIO program director and assistant dean of students at WNCC. He has also served as the student life director for WNCC.
Before his time in Scottsbluff, Coley was an enrollment services director and Native American multicultural student support specialist at Dickinson State University in North Dakota, and was the director of residential life at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, North Dakota. He also has experience as a campus life specialist at Colorado Technical University – Huron Campus.
“We are thrilled to have Norman accept this new role as dean of students at WNCC, as he has been a valued staff member for the past four years in various key positions,” said Nina Grant, vice president of student services at WNCC. “He not only knows our college, he understands the unique needs of our students, and has a passion for providing access and support on their path to success.”
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