NIC to hold open forums for six presidential finalists

The North Idaho College Board of Trustees has selected six finalists for the presidency of NIC and scheduled forums in which the public can meet the candidates. The position is being vacated by Joe Dunlap, who is retiring at the end of the fiscal year on June 30.

There will be two open forums a day for each candidate April 25-26 and May 2-5. Forums will be held in the Edminster Student Union Building (SUB) on NIC’s main campus.

For forum schedules and full candidate bios, visit  

The public is invited and encouraged to attend all forums. There will be a brief introduction of each candidate followed by a question-and-answer session. Feedback forms will be given to all who attend, and the completed forms will be collected at the end of each forum and given to the NIC Board of Trustees for review. Feedback can also be emailed to The board is expected to select the next president by mid-May.

North Idaho College finalists for president are (in alphabetical order):


Christopher Bailey, J.D. is the President of Lower Columbia College, Wash. Previously, he served as the Vice President for Human Resources and Legal Affairs at Centralia College, Wash.


Daniel Bingham, Ph.D. is the CEO/Dean of Helena College University of Montana, Mont. Previously, he served as the Associate Vice President of Business Services at Salt Lake Community College, Utah.


Robert Griggs, J.D. is the Vice President for Innovation and Extended Learning, Bemidji State University, Minn., and Interim Dean, Northwest Technical College, Minn. Previously, he served as the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs at Bemidji State University.


Richard MacLennan, Ed.D. is the President of Garrett College, Md. Previously, he served as the Vice President of Student Services at Olympic College, Wash.


Gregory “Greg” South, Ph.D. is the Dean of Student Learning at College of the Siskiyous, Calif. Previously he served as the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs at College of the Siskiyous, Calif.


Graydon Stanley is the Vice President of Student Services at North Idaho College. Previously, he served as the Dean of Students at the College of Southern Idaho.

Posted: Friday, April 22, 2016

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