VP Candidate DeAnna

South Central College (SCC) today named Dr. DeAnna Burt to the position of Vice President of Student and Academic Affairs.

“I want to thank everyone from the college and community who participated in the extensive search process for this important position,” said Dr. Annette Parker, president of South Central College. “Dr. Burt comes to us with a wealth of experience that will help guide our strategies as we continue to move the college forward for our students and the communities we serve.”  

Dr. Burt has over 18 years of experience supporting students, faculty and staff in a higher education setting, most recently serving as vice president of academic affairs for Baker College in Muskegon, Michigan. She joined Baker College in 1999 where she served in various campus and system roles as faculty, department chair, dean, system department coordinator, chief academic officer and vice president of academics affairs. Prior to joining Baker College, Dr. Burt was employed as the Information Technology Manager with a Michigan-based affiliate of an international chemical manufacturer. But it was in the role of adjunct faculty for a community college that Dr. Burt discovered her vocation as an educator, which ultimately guided her to opportunities for full-time teaching and progressive advancement in the role of administrator where she continued to leverage her passion and influence to shape higher education policy and practice. Click here for Dr. Burt’s complete bio.

“I am excited to be joining South Central College and am eager to apply my passion for student success. It is a privilege beyond words to have such an outstanding opportunity to partner with SCC’s phenomenal faculty, staff and leadership team. I look forward to being deeply immersed in the community while leading the student and academic affairs functions as we accomplish the institution’s strategic priorities with an unwavering commitment to our mission, vision, and core values.”

Dr. Burt will begin her tenure at South Central College on July 9, 2018. Until then, Barb Embacher will continue to serve in the role of Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and then return to her vital role as Dean of Career and Technical Education.