The North Idaho College Board of Trustees voted unanimously during its Jan. 31 meeting to select the Association of Community College Trustees (AACT) to direct the search for a new president at NIC.
A total of three consulting firms submitted proposals to the board. The AACT is also the firm selected earlier by NIC to direct the search for an interim president at NIC. It will work with the NIC Board of Trustees and the 22-member Presidential Search Advisory Committee to plan and execute the NIC presidential search process.
Founded in 1972, the AACT is a national organization of boards of trustees of community, technical and junior colleges. Because of its association with community college boards, AACT is one of the most widely-respected search consulting organizations nationwide.
AACT Search Consultant Pamila Fisher, Ph.D., will work with NIC to formulate the search process and assist with working with the NIC Presidential Advisory Search Committee, providing institutional analysis and profile development, candidate recruitment and evaluation and other services necessary for the search process.
Fisher served as chancellor for the Yosemite Community College District from 1992 to 2004 and has served in a wide variety higher education organizations at the national level, including the American Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of Women in Community Colleges.
A timeline has not yet been set for AACT to begin discussions on the NIC presidential search.