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Reigle to step down from Board of Governors

Reigle to step down from Board of Governors

NORFOLK, Neb. – A member of the Northeast Community College of Board of Governors will be stepping down from her position. At the monthly meeting of the board on Thursday, Jeanne Reigle announced that she will be resigning from her seat at the beginning of 2024.

Reigle, Madison, has served on the Northeast Board of Governors representing District IV, which consists of Burt, Cuming, Stanton, and Thurston counties in their entirety and the eastern and southern portion of Madison County since 2022. 

In her letter of resignation, Reigle said she will step down from the board effective Jan. 1, 2024. 

“It has been an amazing and rewarding experience that I will forever treasure,” she said. “I wish the Board and NECC continued success in its vision to empower every person in our region to achieve their academic and workforce development goals. … I will always be an advocate for Northeast Community College.” 

“We appreciate Jeanne’s service to the board of governors and her commitment to Northeast’s efforts in meeting the region’s workforce needs,” said Julie Robinson, board chair. “She has been a strong advocate for community colleges, and we are grateful for her role and support to Northeast as a board member.”

Reigle is a retired agriculture producer. She and her husband, John, grew the family farm and feeding operation that was started by his parents. She previously served on the Northeast Community College Foundation Board and was co-chair of the college’s Nexus Campaign for new agriculture facilities at the college. Reigle previously served on boards of directors of the Elkhorn Valley Cattlemen, Preservation Madison Inc., and the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce; on various committees and leadership positions at her church and at the local and state level in the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She co-chaired the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Ball in 2008.  

According to board policy, the Board of Governors will accept applications for the District IV seat. Applications will be available in the coming days and will be accepted through Dec. 8. Applicants must live in the district they represent to be considered. A board selection committee will make a recommendation of successors to the full board for approval with the new member sworn in at the Jan. 2024 board meeting. The appointee will also be asked to seek election to the District IV seat in 2024.

For further information, contact Diane Reikofski, board recording secretary, at (402) 844-7055. Additional information on the board may be found online at

The Northeast Community College Board of Governors is made up of 11 members, with two members representing each of the five districts. There is one at-large member who represents the College’s entire 20-county service area.