NIC's Burke accepts California position

Michael L. Burke, the president of North Idaho College since June 1998, is resigning to become president of San Jose City College in San Jose, Calif. He will begin work there in March.
The NIC Board of Trustees and Burke have begun development of a transition plan. Burke will remain at NIC for several weeks before departing.
“I am proud of all that has been accomplished at North Idaho College during my time here, thanks to a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication by a gifted faculty and staff,” Burke said. I will miss the many friends and wonderful colleagues.
“At the same time, I believe NIC is well positioned to continue to grow and prosper, and there is no doubt its best times are still to come,” Burke said. “However, the opportunity to join San Jose City College is one that I simply cannot turn down, and I am excited to join this outstanding institution.”
San Jose City College is a public community college that enrolls approximately 10,000 students, more than double the size of NIC. Its district, which includes sister institution Evergreen Valley College, serves a population of nearly one million.
Burke is a Texas native who has more than 25 years of experience in community college education. During his presidency at NIC, for-credit enrollment grew from just over 3,500 in 1998 to 4,600 this past fall, while non-credit enrollment grew from just over 7,700 to more than 13,500. 
“I learned early on about the NIC family tradition and I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this family,” Burke said. “I will miss this wonderful place, yet I look forward to new opportunities at SJCC.”

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Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007

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