State Fair Community College

The LearningForce | Our Team is Your Team

Dr. Brenda Bryan, Director, The Learning ForceBrenda Bryan, Ph.D., Director

Bryan helps companies design training programs to meet specific needs. She has a Doctorate in Human Resource Development and a background in Industrial Electronics Engi-neering Technology and Technical Vocational Education. She has been a vocational educator and customized trainer for more than 30 years.

"My role as director is to provide direction and support. I also help companies work "outside the box" to design unique training programs that meet specific needs."


Amy Jackson, Assistant Director


Jackson helps employees and companies leverage their resources to enhance their knowledge and skills. She has worked in marketing and business development in the telephone, video and Internet industry for 13 years and has a bachelor's degree in Management and Marketing.

"As assistant director I want to share our vision of being a responsive, creative team that provides effective, customized educational opportunities for all learners."


Nicki Gilbert, Specialist


Gilbert helps companies with their customized training and professional development needs. She has worked in the customized training field for three years and in human resources for 10 years. She has an Associate Degree in Business Management and is currently working on a Bachelor's degree in Management with an emphasis in Human Resources.

"My role is to coordinate administration of customized training grants and help employees enroll in Professional Development courses."


Ethelene Jagels, Specialist

Jagels helps student enroll in Lifelong Learning classes. She has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Secretarial Science and has worked with Lifelong Learning students and classes for 27 years.

"I help customers find classes for personal enrichment and fun such as dance, arts and fitness. We have something for everyone."

Steve Snodgrass, Director, Industrial Technology


Snodgrass trains employees to troubleshoot, maintain, improve, and manage production systems. He has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electro-Mechanical Technology, a Bachelor's degree in Management and a Master's degree in Technology and Occupational Education. He is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician and Technology Manager.

"My mission is yours: increase production and technical and quality skills; develop motivation; leverage automation and quality; and reduce costs." 


The LearningForce
State Fair Community College
3201 W 16th
Sedalia, Mo 65301
(660) 530-5822
(660) 530-5855 fax


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