Jose Soto, JD
Vice President for Access/Equity/Diversity
Southeast Community College
Jose J. Soto has worked in the areas of mental health and education for the past 35 years. He has served as a consultant, educator, service provider, and administrator at the local and state levels in the public education and public mental health sectors.
Soto is originally from Puerto Rico, and has traveled extensively, as a military dependent and through his service in the U.S. Air Force (1968-72), including extended tours of duty in Viet Nam, Thailand, and throughout Southeast Asia.
Since 1992, Soto has served as Vice President for Access/Equity/Diversity at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska. Soto's involvement in higher education has also included teaching and consulting with other educational institutions regarding diversity leadership, cultural competence, and inclusion.
Soto received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1984. He serves on a variety of local and national boards of directors, has been recognized for his civic engagement by a number of local, state and national organizations, including a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Doane University in 2014.