Ben Civic has joined the Coordinating Commission as its new director of the College Access Challenge Grant.
Civic, a Rhode Island native, earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law.
Civic brings a variety of experience to the Commission, including time spent as a federal grain inspector and a legal intern at The Mediation Center.
The College Access Challenge Grant is a federally funded program designed to increase the number of underrepresented students who enter and remain in postsecondary education. The Governor has designated the Coordinating Commission as the State of Nebraska’s administer of this grant. Civic also will administer the Commission’s ACE Plus scholarship program as part of his duties.