System Staff

Paul Turman, PhD
Chancellor

About the Chancellor:
Dr. Paul Turman began as Chancellor of the Nebraska State College System (NSCS) in January of 2019. The Nebraska State College System is comprised of three geographically diverse institutions – Chadron State, Peru State, and Wayne State Colleges. Combined, the three Colleges serve nearly 9,000 students and offer more than 200 degree, certificate and pre-professional programs that are accessible on the campuses, via the Internet and in several locations throughout the state. 

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Kristin Divel, J.D.
General Counsel & Vice Chancellor for Employee Relations

The General Counsel and Vice Chancellor for Employee Relations is responsible for legal advice, litigation, personnel, union relations, and contract compliance for the System.

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Monte Kramer, EdD, MBA
Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration

The Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration is responsible for biennium budget requests, bonding, and legislature inquiries for the System.

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Jodi Kupper, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is responsible for academic affairs and programing for the System and is the CCPE liaison.

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Steve Hotovy, AIA
Vice Chancellor for Facilities

The Vice Chancellor for Facilities is responsible for facilities and construction projects for the System. 

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Angela Melton

Angela Melton, J.D.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Risk Management

The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Risk Management is responsible for student affairs, insurance coverage and claims, and risk management for the System. 

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Cheri Polenske
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

The CIO provides the vision and strategic, tactical, and operational leadership necessary to ensure that the System Office has the resources (infrastructure and services) and technology solutions to optimize its performance and alignment with the strategic and operational goals of the System.

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Judi Yorges

Judi Yorges
Director of Strategic Initiatives & Communications 

The Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communications is responsible for media requests, System marketing efforts, website, social media, and special events for the System.

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Kara Vogt
Director of Systemwide Payroll and Benefits

The HR Specialist provides support for human resources, payroll, PeopleAdmin, and workers compensation.

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Christina Wunderlich

Christina Wunderlich
System Finance Director

The System Finance Director is responsible for audits, accounting, and tax issues. 

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Robert Halada
System Budget Director

The System Budget Director is responsible for budget coordination, benefit and payroll support, and Concur support for the System. 

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Michelle Michl
Enterprise Data Analyst

The Enterprise Data Analyst is responsible for System data coordination and developing reports for the System.

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Tom Green, J.D.
Director of Title IX Compliance

The Director of Title IX Compliance is responsible for the development and training on Title IX topics to students, faculty, and staff as well as Title IX complaints.

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Julie Dickerson.
Director of Nebraska SMART

The Director of Nebraska SMART is responsible for the rural tutoring program.

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Lori Glass
Finance Associate

The Finance Associate is responsible for general office coordination, accounting, and IonWave support for the System office.

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Abigail Olson
Administrative Assistant to the Chancellor

The Office Manager is responsible for Board Meeting agendas and materials, System Office reports, and the Council of Presidents' agenda and materials for the System.

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