President Randy Rhine worked in administrative roles at Chadron State College for six years before being named Interim President in May of 2012. After six months of leadership, the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees appointed him to be CSC’s 11th President Jan. 15, 2013.
The college has seen remarkable growth during Rhine’s tenure, benefitting from more than $38 million in construction. The Coffee Agriculture Pavilion, the Rangeland Laboratory and Classrooms, the Chicoine Center, the Armstrong Weight Room, the Eagle Ridge Housing Units, and the renovated Elliott Field at Beebe Stadium all broke ground with Rhine in office.
Rhine’s career at CSC began in 2005 when he was hired to provide leadership in reversing the institution’s enrollment decline and design initiatives targeting CSC’s mission of accessible and affordable quality education. Under his guidance as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services, the college reversed a 10-year enrollment decline. He also reorganized Enrollment Management and Student Services into an operations model based on cross-functional teams, creating a one-stop shop for student services called the Student Transition And Registration Team.
As an excellent collaborator, Rhine partnered with several administrative entities at Chadron State College and the Nebraska State College System to improve workflow, campus policies, marketing initiatives, enrollment, student orientation, recreational opportunities, and communication on the campus.
Rhine was Dean of the College of Professional Studies and Lifelong Learning (CPSLL) at Montana State University at Billings for nine years prior to coming to CSC. At MSU-Billings, the CPSLL was responsible for the development and implementation of the Master of Health Administration, Bachelor of Health Administration, the Environmental Studies program, MSU-Billings Online University, the operation of the Downtown Campus, and a variety of international program initiatives.
He earned all three of his degrees from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He was a member of that institution’s Division of Continuing Education for 12 years, serving approximately four years each as Director of Non-Credit and Credit Studies, Assistant Dean and Associate Dean.
He and his wife, Ann, reside in Chadron. They have two adult children.