TRAVERSE CITY — The five finalists for the position of NMC president will take part in a series of on-campus interviews and campus and community forums between August 23 and August 29. NMC’s Board of Trustees expects to name a new president in September, with a start date of Jan. 1, 2020.

On-campus Interview Schedule

  • Friday, Aug. 23 – Nick Nissley
  • Monday, Aug. 26 – Tom Watkins
  • Tuesday, Aug. 27 – Marsha Danielson
  • Wednesday, Aug. 28 – Tim Meyer
  • Thursday, Aug. 29 – Allen Goben

Daily Schedule For Each Candidate

  • 8:30–10:30 a.m. - Interview with Board of Trustees
    Hagerty Center, Great Lakes Campus
  • 2:30–3:30 p.m. - Campus Forum
    Milliken Auditorium
  • 4–5 p.m. – COMMUNITY FORUM
    Milliken Auditorium
  • 5:30–6:30 p.m. – Follow-up Meeting of Candidate with Board of Trustees
    Hagerty Center, Great Lakes Campus

A total of 67 people applied for the position of NMC president. Presidential search firm The Pauly Group reviewed the applicants to ensure all met the minimum criteria for the job. The Pauly group recommended 20 candidates to the presidential search committee. That committee narrowed the list to eight candidates for video interviews. After the video interviews, the committee recommended five finalists for in-person interviews.

This is the culmination of work since Nov. 1, 2018, when current president Timothy J. Nelson announced his intention to retire on Dec. 31, 2019.

For more information and updates to the presidential transition process, visit nmc.edu/transition.

Release date: August 15, 2019

For more information:

Diana Fairbanks
Executive Director, NMC Public Relations, Marketing & Communications
dfairbanks@nmc.edu
(231) 995-1019

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