SPC introduces new Lubbock Center administrator
LEVELLAND – South Plains College has announced the hiring of Kevin McConic as the Executive Director for the SPC Lubbock Center.
Prior to coming to SPC, McConic worked as the manager of education and community relations with United Supermarkets, a position he held since 2016. He was responsible for identifying partnership opportunities and building key relationships with independent school districts, community colleges and culinary arts schools. He also partnered with the Texas Workforce Commission on initiatives to support filling positions within United.
McConic also worked as a learning and development specialist at United Supermarkets from 2006 to 2010. He worked as a loan operations specialist for one year with State National Bank.
McConic said the success of the SPC Lubbock Center will rely on meeting the needs of the community.
“Our vision here is simple, South Plains College improves each student’s life,” said McConic. “If we can do the little things that help us make that vision a reality, we will make a major positive impact in our community. My team and I are all about that.”
McConic said his affiliations with local agencies will enable him to bridge opportunities for workforce development. He added that in his previous job, he was able to help secure some of the funding for the culinary arts program which SPC Lubbock Center will launch in fall 2018.
“In my former job with United Supermarkets, what we were doing in our education partnership is like what we’re doing here with workforce development,” he said. “We were reaching out to the schools and saying ‘We need culinary people who have skills’ and that was one of the big drivers for the culinary program we’re going to have here beginning in fall 2018. We want to be able to help many business segments in that same way. As a community college we want to engage the community and do things to make it better.
“Dr. (Robin) Satterwhite and I are excited to welcome Kevin McConic to the South Plains College family,” said Dr. Ryan Gibbs, vice president for academic affairs. “Kevin is a well-established and respected member of the Lubbock Community who brings a wealth of knowledge and professional contacts to the new SPC Lubbock Center. Kevin has recently spent 10 years as an executive at United Supermarkets and we are overjoyed to put his talents to work for SPC.”
McConic said he is looking forward to his time at the SPC Lubbock Center.
“I think I’m just learning the college culture and how things work and getting up to speed on who to talk to and where to go,” he said. “I think the workforce part of my job is going to be a challenge but I think it’s a natural fit for me to go out and meet people.
“There is a little pressure and definitely a bit nervousness but also an excitement about being in this new role,” he said. “We have been given an excellent facility and we’re proud of the way it looks. I have a great team of staff and instructors. And, we’re going to be centered around student experience because that’s important to us and that’s the main goal here.”
McConic received his bachelor of applied science degree in business in 2015 and recently completed his master of arts in management in organizational development in August 2017, both from Wayland Baptist University.
The Lubbock native is active in the Lubbock community where he currently serves on the United Way Board of Directors, Leadership Giving Chair, the Lubbock Independent School District 2020 Long Range Planning Committee, the LISD Bond Oversight Committee, the LISD Career and Technical Education Advisory Council, the LISD Foundation for Excellence Board, president of the Estacado High School Athletic Booster Club and as a board member for the American Diabetes Association. He was a member of the Leadership Lubbock Class of 2015 where he was elected to serve on the steering committee in 2016. He served on the Fourth on Broadway Board of Directors for 2015-16 and served as the Event Chair for Fourth on Broadway in 2016.
McConic and his wife, Tawnya, are the parents of Kiasia, 20; Deon, 18; and Tori, 16. Kiasia and Deon are graduates of Estacado High School and Tori attends Estacado.
For more information, contact Dane Dewbre, associate dean of Marketing and Recruitment, at (806) 716-2210.