Southwestern Community College (SWCC) TRiO-Student Support Services Staff

Laurie Besco, Director

  • Master of Arts in Sociology, Emphasis in Criminology (University of Kansas)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology (Northwest Missouri State University)
  • Started with SSS in November 2000
  • You can e-mail Laurie at  

Amanda Kabir, Program/Tutor Specialist

  • Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University (Dec. 2007)
  • Masters in Elementary Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University (July 2010)
  • Started with SSS in July 2011
  • You can email Amanda at

Keith Olsen, Program/Transfer Specialist

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Human Services (Buena Vista University)
  • Associate of Arts Degree (Southwestern Community College)
  • Started with SSS in August 2012
  • You can e-mail Keith at

Linda Standerford, Office Manager/FYE Coordinator

  • Bachelor of Science in Communication: Organizational Communication (Northwest Missouri State University, April 2007)
  • Started with SSS in October 2013
  • You can e-mail Linda at

Contact Us:

1501 W. Townline St. 
Creston, IA. 50801
641.782.1360

Fall/Spring Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Summer Hours:  7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday