New director of Plainview Center aims for student success, growth

Jolee Dietrich recently was hired as the new director for South Plains College’s Plainview Center.

“I wanted to be the director of the Plainview Center so that I could help students realize their goals and dreams,” said Dietrich, who began her new position on March 5. “The Plainview Center has many course offerings, in such diverse fields of study. On any given day, future nurses, welders, and cosmetologists walk into classrooms to gain the skills they need to become successful.”

Dietrich plans to help serve the Plainview community in other education opportunities as well.

“Along those same lines, many students take dual credit and ITV courses so that they can have college hours completed before high school graduation,” she adds. “This extension center also caters to our community’s needs by offering workforce development and continuing education courses.”

Before starting at SPC, Dietrich worked as the registrar and technologist at Estacado Middle School for the Plainview Independent School District. She was responsible for technology integration, student registration, and records management.

Dietrich also served as a Career and Technical Education teacher and technologist. Her responsibilities included troubleshooting technology issues for the faculty and staff, as well as implementing online-based instruction.  She also served as the advisor for the National Junior Honor Society.

Prior to working in Plainview, Dietrich was a CTE business teacher at the Lockney Independent School District for three years. She was also a member of the Floyd County Agri-Life Committee,  which helped educate teachers, students and community members on a diverse array of programs and resources for West Texas.

Before working for the Lockney ISD, Dietrich also worked in Academic Records as a degree evaluator at Wayland Baptist University. She updated and audited student files and calculated student grade-point average for graduation and eligibility. She advised degree plans for freshmen, sophomore and transfer students at the Plainview campus and 13 external campuses.Dietrich

“All of my postsecondary and public education experience has led me to this position,” Dietrich said. “My positions at Wayland Baptist University and area school districts have equipped me with the knowledge and skill sets to be highly effective as director of the Plainview Center.”

Dietrich received her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Education degrees from Wayland Baptist University.

“I am excited about numerous aspects of this position,” said Dietrich. “Being a part of students’ journey to success is the most rewarding endeavor that I can imagine.”

Dietrich will be honored with a Welcome Reception on April 5 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 102 at the Plainview Center. The public is invited to attend.

“The Plainview Center has amazing instructors and staff who are dedicated to students.” Dietrich said. “I would like to grow and expand to continue to help support our community’s needs.”

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