Lane Huber, Bismarck State College’s Chief Distance Learning and Military Affairs Officer, became president of the national Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) this month. CCME promotes the professional development of those serving in the military by connecting the educational programs, strategies and innovation of its members and the Department of Defense educational support network.
His responsibilities are national in scope, working with policy makers in the Department of Defense, military education officers, and his counterparts at colleges and universities throughout the U.S.
BSC has a long history of engagement with the U.S. Military. A Veterans Affairs office has been in place since the 1960s, and in 2007 BSC initiated talks with branches of the U.S. military to provide specialized distance education to enrolled service members.
Huber leads the charge at BSC to ensure that veterans and currently enrolled members of the armed forces are able to advance their careers by earning degrees and advanced technical training at BSC.
“With the military’s focus on credentials and technical programs, we are primed to support service members with degrees that matter. The degrees they earn from us translate to good paying, long-term careers for their post-service life,” Huber says.
BSC offers 10 energy programs and 10 general/technical programs online to military students stationed around the world. Additionally, BSC is a Navy College Program Distance Learning Partner, a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a SOC Degree Network System member school, and United States Air Force Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative member institution. BSC also is a designated an Army Career Degree provider for Prime Power Production Specialist (12P) training.