Colby Community College President Seth Carter announced the selection of Brad Bennett as Vice President of Academic Affairs. Bennett will fill the position vacated by Greg Nichols, who was recently hired to be the next president at Salina Area Technical College.

“Mr. Bennett is a wonderful addition to the CCC administrative team,” said Carter. “He brings with him an excellent teaching and academic background. He is one of those rare individuals who has the respect of everyone because of the way he conducts himself and treats others. We are extremely excited about having him in the vice president role.”

Bennett has been an instructor in the business department at CCC since 2008. He has served as chair of the Business and Industry/Behavior Social Sciences division and president of the CCC Faculty Alliance. In 2015 he received CCC’s Tangeman Award for Teaching Excellence.

Before entering education Bennett worked in management and new store development for two leaders in the outdoor sporting goods industry. Born in Tulsa, Okla., he holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Metro State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Bennett officially begins his new post July 1.

“I will miss the classroom environment but I look forward to helping students and faculty in my new role,” he said.

He and wife Lindsay have two daughters, Marybelle and Madeline.