Good afternoon NMC community,

I am pleased to announce Jennifer Hricik, currently the NMC Foundation’s Major Gifts Officer, will serve as Interim Associate Vice President of Resource Development and Executive Director of the Foundation for the next year.

Jennifer will help lead the Foundation through its strategic planning process that officially launched this month. Upon its anticipated completion in December 2022, we will launch a national search for the permanent position.

Jennifer is a values-grounded servant leader, committed to the NMC mission – delivering lifelong learning opportunities to transform students’ lives and enrich our community. Since she began with the Foundation in 2016 she has worked to connect donors to opportunities at NMC, allowing them to significantly impact students and our community. She was a key contributor to the success of the “Be What’s Possible” Campaign, helping raise more than $40 million.  

Jennifer’s passion for learning pre-dates NMC. Her higher education-focused career includes work in the areas of: enrollment, strategic planning, marketing, branding, and development. She has worked as an associate director of college admissions, gaining valuable student-facing experience and deep understanding of student needs. Additionally, she has worked as a consultant and director of client services for an education-focused consulting firm, gaining valuable collaboration and project management skills, serving a broad range of higher education institutions.

Even if you have not had the opportunity to work directly with Jennifer, you likely know her through her infectious positivity and collaborative relationships across our campus and community. Please join me in welcoming Jennifer to her new role.


Nick Nissley, Ed.D. | President | Northwestern Michigan College | 231.995.1010

Northwestern Michigan College

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