NORFOLK, Neb. – A Norfolk man is the newest member of the Northeast Community College Foundation Board of Directors.
Juan Sandoval, assistant director of the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s Business Development Center, joined the board during its recent meeting.
The Northeast Foundation supports and promotes programs and educational opportunities of the College throughout its 20-county service area and beyond. It was established in 1975 and is a 501(c)(3) corporation organized under Nebraska and federal laws. The Foundation is governed by a board of directors consisting of community members in Northeast's service area. Members represent varied backgrounds, bringing strength and diversification to the Foundation.
Sandoval said he enjoys belonging with organizations that have meaningful purposes such as Northeast Community College.
“Individuals shouldn’t have to decide they can’t attend college or have access to education based on money or lack of opportunities. I have seen how in the Hispanic community people have to decide either to obtain an education or start working because of a lack of resources,” he said. “I want to advocate for higher education in Northeast’s service region.”
Sandoval also serves as a member on a number of area boards, including the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce, Norfolk Area United Way, and Norfolk Young Life. He previously served on the boards of the University of Nebraska Extension – Madison County, Center for Rural Affairs, Norfolk Area Habitat for Humanity, and the Sacred Heart Parish Pastoral Council.
“We are pleased to have Juan join the Foundation board,” said Dr. Tracy Kruse, vice president of development and external affairs at Northeast and executive director of the foundation.” His wealth of experience and background complements the knowledge and passion our board members bring to the table.”
To learn more about the Northeast Community College Foundation, log on to the northeast website at https://northeast.edu/giving/about-the-foundation.