Vice President of Student Services, Steve Smith Named Acting President of Northeastern Junior College – Sterling Journal-Advocate

Steve Smith (courtesy photo)

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) and Northeastern Junior College previously announced that Rear Admiral (soon to be “President”) Michael White will officially begin January 31, leaving the position of President vacant for the month of January. On Friday, CCCS Chancellor Joe Garcia announced his decision to temporarily delegate personnel authority to Steve Smith, vice president of student services.

Effective January 1, 2022, until President White takes office, Steve Smith will serve as delegated personnel authority and acting president of Northeastern Junior College.

“I would like to thank Steve for his willingness to assume this important delegation and his help in ensuring the continuity of the activities of the college during the period of the vacancy of the position of president. And, of course, I want to thank President Jay Lee again for his years of service to the NJC, CCCS, and the larger northeast Colorado community. His leadership will be missed. I hope you will all join me in thanking him for his work and supporting Steve Smith through the January transition, and Michael White as he begins a new era of leadership at NJC,” Chancellor Garcia said in an email earlier this week.

The Northeastern campus will be closed from Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, January 3, 2022 for the holidays.