HASTINGS, Neb. — The man serving as president of both the Bryan College of Health Sciences and Hastings College is stepping down from his post at Bryan.

Dr. Rich Lloyd started in the top role at Bryan in 2016 and has been president of both institutions since 2020. A news release says he will continue to work for Bryan, but will focus on health care workforce development in Central Nebraska.

Bryan has named Kelsi Anderson, PhD as Lloyd’s successor. She has served as provost since 2018. She will start in her new role on July 1.

“I'm most proud that I’ve been able to serve alongside amazing faculty, staff and students who continue to demonstrate day-after-day and year-after-year amazing achievement. They deserve the credit. It has been very gratifying to see our college address one of the pressing challenges of workforce development,” Lloyd said in a statement. “I am excited to see continued growth and success under Kelsi’s leadership.”

Lloyd was instrumental in the creation of a second location for Bryan’s BSN program in Hastings. The program is now in the new Mary Lanning Healthcare medical office building and is a partnership with Hastings College and MLH.

As president of Hastings College, Lloyd has overseen an increase in first-year students, which culminated this fall with the largest class of incoming students in a decade. The college recently announced plans to renovate and add on-campus housing.

“Our trustees, faculty and students certainly want to thank Rich for his tremendous leadership,” said Russ Gronewold, president and CEO, Bryan Health. “Workforce development is one of the most pressing challenges for our state and the health care industry. We look forward to continuing to work with Rich as he concentrates his talents on helping meet the workforce needs of Bryan’s medical centers and critical access hospitals in central Nebraska.

The Bryan College of Health Sciences is a college headquartered in Lincoln that offers a variety of degrees in the medical field.