Nebraska Community College Association Hires New Director

BEATRICE –  A former Nebraska State Senator and Speaker of the Legislature, is the new Executive Director for the Nebraska Community College Association.

Greg Adams takes over for another former legislator, Dennis Baack, who retired this year after 23 years with NCCA.

Adams is the President and Executive Director of Accelerate Nebraska, a non-profit organization focusing on improving educational outcomes and the relationship between high schools, post-secondary education and the workforce.

Adams served eight years in the Nebraska Legislature, chairing the Education Committee.  He also served on the Revenue Committee, a special investigative committee on developmental disabilities and other committees.   Adams represented District 24 while in the legislature.  He served as Speaker of the Legislature from 2013 through 2014, and is a former Mayor of the City of York.

The NCCA is the lobbying arm for Nebraska’s Community Colleges.  Adams, who holds bachelor and master’s degrees in Education from Wayne State College, takes over as Executive Director of NCCA, November 1st.