Curt Frye



Michael Anderson

Vice President for Academic Affairs


Angela Fredrickson

Vice President for Administration & Finance


Jeff Carstens

Vice President & Dean of Students


Phyllis Conner

Vice President of Development, Exec. Director, WS Foundation


Jay Collier

Director of College Relations


Vision, Mission, and Strategic Themes



Wayne State: Making a notable difference to rural and community life through learning excellence, student success, and regional service.




Wayne State College is a comprehensive institution of higher education dedicated to freedom of inquiry, excellence in teaching and learning, and regional service and development. Offering affordable undergraduate and graduate programs, the College prepares students for careers, advanced study, and civic involvement. The College is committed to faculty-staff-student interaction, public service, and diversity within a friendly and collegial campus community.


Mission Summary
•Learning Excellence
•Student Success
•Regional Service


Strategic Themes

A new Strategic Planning process was initiated in the fall of 2013. The process has been defined as an inclusive process to generate intentional and comprehensive planning—linked to the mission, vision, and budget planning of the college with metrics used to measure outcomes to define success.  Based on the vision and mission for Wayne State College a strategic planning committee meets every two years and identifies strategic goals for the college. The 2014 - 2017 Strategic Plan was developed using the November 2013 strategic planning retreat to distill all the strategic goals identified by members of the campus community. The following guiding strategic themes were identified.


2014-2017 Strategic Plan
(2015-2017 Biennium)


*BOLD Objectives and Measures indicate priority by the Council of Vice Presidents

Increase Enrollment, Retention and Persistence to Graduation
Objective and Measure:

  • Increase the number of first-year students to 725 per year
  • Increase the number of transfer students to 250 per year
  • Increase first-year retention rate to 70%
  • Increase six-year graduation rate to 55%

Value Internal and External Stakeholders

Objective and Measure:

  • Increase participation in programs and activities designed to serve external stakeholders
  • Increase the number of staff members who remain employed for five years or more by 5%
  • Increase the number of faculty members who attain tenure by 5%

Improve Facilities, Infrastructure and Technology

Objective and Measure:

  • Prioritize and identify funding for highest priority projects identified in the WSC master plan
  • Review, fund and implement improvements in technology
  • Prioritize and pursue funding for other infrastructure improvements

Pursue Knowledge of Diversity in People, Programs and Culture

Objective and Measure:

  • Increase students’ intercultural competence through curricular and co-curricular activities
  • Increase the number of students, faculty and staff who participate in diverse cultural experiences
  • Increase the international and domestic diversity of students, faculty and staff
  • Enhance faculty and staff professional development regarding diversity

Wayne State College is an equal opportunity institution. WSC does not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities, including but not limited to admissions decisions. The College has designated an individual to coordinate the College's nondiscrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title, VI, VII, IX, and Section 504. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and practices may be directed to Candace Timmerman, Director of Human Resources, Tile VI, VII, IX Compliance Coordinator, Wayne State College, 1111 Main Street, Wayne, NE 68787, (402) 375-7403.


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