Riverland Appoints Marc Serrett as New Vice President of Employee Relations and Human Resources
Posted 6:46 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022
Marc Serrett has been named Riverland Community College’s new vice president of employee relations and human resources. He took office on Monday.
Serrett has worked in human resources management for more than 15 years, with seven and a half of those who are at South Dakota State University as director of human resources.
Serrett earned both a bachelor’s degree in human resource management and a master’s degree in organizational performance from Bellevue University located in Bellevue, Nebraska. Serrett also holds a Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).
“I am both excited and honored to join the Riverland team,” Serrett said. “I am impressed with the dedication of Riverland faculty and staff in fulfilling the college’s mission to transform lives. For more than 80 years, Riverland has helped prepare people from all walks of life for the next chapter in their lives and careers. I really look forward to being a part of Riverland and helping our faculty and staff achieve the college’s mission, vision and values.
Serrett is a firm believer in the value of education and that students of all ages should have the opportunity to attend community college at the same time they are told about four-year institutions. He has served on several non-profit boards, but he is most proud of his support of the board of Brookings Behavioral Health and Wellness, where he served for nearly five years.
“I was inspired by Marc’s collaborative spirit and the strong academic background he will bring to Riverland,” said Adenuga Atewologun, president of the college. “I believe his skills, coupled with his transformational work attitude, will be the perfect combination to lead Riverland to hire and retain top, more diverse talent in our classrooms and on our staff, driving our system and people forward. objectives of our college for Equity 2030.”
Serrett and his wife Darla have five children and two dogs.
Although her main office is on the Austin campus, Serrett will work with faculty and staff on all three campuses, including Albert Lea and Owatonna.