The North Idaho College Board of Trustees has announced two finalistsfor the position of president of the community college. Both candidates will be in North Idaho this Thursday (May 24) for interviews and open forums.
The candidates are Leah Bornstein, Ph.D., and Ronald Kraft, Ph.D. They were among the applicants recommended to the NIC Board earlier this month by a 22-member search advisory committee of the community and college representatives.
Bornstein currently serves as campus dean (chief executive officer) for Colorado Mountain College, Summit Campus. She has served CMC since 2003. Her previous experience includes serving as chief academic officer at Lamar Community College in Colorado; vice president for instruction for Higher Colleges of Technology-Center for Education Research and Training in the United Arab Emirates; and vice president for academic affairs for University College at the University of Denver.
Kraft was most recently president and chief executive officer for the Washington State Community and Technical Colleges Alliance for Corporate Education, based in Bellevue, Wash. He served the alliance from 2004 until January of this year. Kraft’s previous experience includes serving as the vice president of advancement, and special assistant to the president, at Lord Fairfax Community College in Virginia; managing partner for the Resource Group in San Diego, Calif.; and as vice president for planning for Lantel Systems Solutions, Inc. in San Diego.
The two finalists will participate in two open forums and the public is encouraged to attend and meet the candidates. Comment cards will be provided to allow for feedback to the NIC Board.
The forum schedule is as follows:
NIC Boswell Hall Room 102: Dr. Kraft, 9-10 a.m.; Dr. Bornstein, 10:15-11:15 a.m.
The Coeur d’Alene Inn, Idaho Room: Dr. Kraft, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Dr. Bornstein 6:45-7:45 p.m.