Tim Gerlitz joined North Idaho College on July 18 as the director of the Center for Educational Access.
Gerlitz worked for the Idaho department of Health and Welfare as the Medicaid program manager for Regions 1 and 2 as well as the statewide bureau quality manager for the Bureau of Developmental Disability Services. He has worked for Health and Welfare since 1994 in various jobs. Recently, Gerlitz worked exclusively in developmental disabilities. Some of his past duties included managing programs that involved adult developmental disability services, long-term care for aged and disabled adults, and personal care services for adults and children.
NIC’s Center for Educational Access (CEA) is charged with assisting students in achieving their educational goals by facilitating accommodation requests due to documented disabilities.
“I believe that Tim is an excellent choice for this position and he will be a great compliment to strong CEA and Student Services teams,” said Graydon Stanley, NIC vice president for Student Services. “In addition to possessing all of the necessary skills, he has a particular strength in training, which will be great asset as work to provide a better understanding of disabilities and accommodations for our students and employees. As a local choice, Tim is familiar with the people and programs of North Idaho, so his transition to the college should quick and relatively seamless.”
Gerlitz has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and social work from the University of Idaho and is an Idaho Certified Public Manager. Gerlitz has long family history in the area as his grandfather moved to Coeur d’Alene in 1915.
"I am so honored to be given this opportunity to serve as director for the Center for Educational Access. The staff at the center is a remarkable and talented group and I'm very excited about becoming a part of that team,” Gerlitz said. “I would also like to extend my appreciation to everyone I met during the interview process and I'm looking forward to providing exceptional service to my home community college as director of the center."