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(Neb)-CSC VP Dale Grant To Retire

By: John Axtell Posted at: 12/20/2017 02:24 AM
CHADRON -  Chadron State College Vice President of Administration and Finance Dale Grant has announced his retirement at the end of the current school year. Grant came to Chadron State as comptroller in 1998, add director of business services to the title in 2000, and was named vice president in 2006.

       Grant says with his wife Cherri also retiring from the Chadron Public Schools, they're looking forward to spending a lot more time with their 3 grown daughters - Billie, Crissy and Traci - and 5 grandchildren.

        Grant calls working at CSC "a very enjoyable experience" with good people to work with who made his job a lot easier. He says the special people he's worked are the biggest thing he'll remember from a lot of great memories.

       Born in Chadron and a resident of the city since moving from Whitney while in grade school, Grant is a 1973 graduate of Chadron High. He's also a success story for programs that offer career counseling and retraining to workers laid off when companies close operations.

         He had been a bridge and building carpenter for the Chicago and NorthWestern Railroad for 12 years when the railroad closed its division headquarters and yard in Chadron in 1993.

      He went back to school, earned a degree from Chadron State a year later, and became finance officer for Legend Buttes Health Services in Crawford and administrator of the hospital there for about 20 months. Grant then worked 2 years as a CPA for FALCO - Fred A Lockwood and Company -  before joining Chadron State as comptroller in 1998.

       Current CSC President Dr Randy Rhine says Grant has been an invaluable member of his leadership team, especially in helping him understand the details of the school's financial operations  in the transition from his predecessor Dr Janie Park.

      As Vice President of Administration and Finance, Grant oversees a wide swath of the campus including buildings and grounds, business operations, food service, conferencing, vehicle fleet, and construction project.s

      Grant says he takes satisfaction in being part in some of the largest projects in CSC history - 7 since 2006 including the Chicoine Center, Eagle Ridge Housing, and the Rangeland Complex .

    He also is credited with the idea of converting the city of Chadron's outdoor swimming pool into an indoor recreation center, and then negotiating an agreement between the college and the city that helped make it possible.


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