Officials at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) named Scott Donaldson as the new assistant vice president for student affairs and director of recruitment. He formerly served as an instructor in the College’s business department and as an advisor for Phi Beta Lambda, a college business and technology club.
Donaldson taught business education at Carl Junction High School and worked as an adjunct, business instructor at Crowder College, in Webb City, Mo., prior to joining NEO faculty.
Donaldson has been at NEO since August 2010. He graduated from Riverton High School in Riverton, Kan. before attending Missouri Southern State University and obtaining two bachelor’s degrees. His degrees are in business administration and business education. Donaldson also has two master’s degrees, one in business education and another in educational administration, both from Emporia State University.
Donaldson currently resides in Riverton, Kan. with his daughter Sydnee.
Under Donaldson’s leadership, the small business division team known as “Revolutionary Transportation” received third place at the 2013 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup competition in Oklahoma City. This was the first year NEO has competed in the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup competition, as well as the first year for the competition to include a small business division.
He is also responsible for the growth of the PBL organization by 128 percent in one year. PBL received distinguished honors at the state conference in 2012 and 2013, as well as winning the President’s Cup in 2012 under Donaldson’s leadership. Donaldson was also the recipient of the Dobson New Faculty Award in 2012.
He serves on the following committees: Technology “Goal Team” Committee 2010 – Present and the Textbook Committee 2010 – Present.
“I am very excited that President Hale, Vice President Amy Ishmael, faculty and staff members here at NEO A&M College have entrusted their faith in me to oversee the recruiting department at NEO,” Donaldson said. “Since I stepped on campus three years ago, I have worked very hard to promote NEO, its amazing faculty, staff, and most of all, its superior students.”
Donaldson’s professional affiliations include Phi Beta Lambda professional member, and he is a member of the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Teachers’ Association.
“I am excited about the enthusiasm that Scott brings to the position,” said Amy Ishmael, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management. “I believe he will be a strong leader for the recruitment office, and I am eager for the opportunity to implement new student development initiatives under his guidance.”
“It is a very exciting time to be at NEO A&M College, and I feel honored to work for such a great institution,” Donaldson added.
PHOTO CAPTION: Scott Donaldson, assistant vice president for student affairs and director of recruitment, (on left) and Amy Ishmael, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management