As trustees begin interviewing finalists for the president’s job at North Idaho College, one candidate has dropped out of the running.
Steve Condon, chancellor at Carolina University in Winston-Salem, N.C., has withdrawn from the field, NIC announced Friday morning. He had been scheduled to visit the campus next week.
That leaves four finalists for the opening at NIC — a troubled two-year school that has been beset by infighting on its governing board, an exodus of top-level administrators, and questions about its accreditation.
- Samuel “Todd” Brand, chief academic officer at Ashland Community & Technical College in Ashland, Ky., held meetings on the Coeur d’Alene campus and interviewed with trustees Thursday.
- James Y. Taylor, senior associate vice president at Utah State University in Vernal, Utah, is meeting with campus groups today, and will interview with trustees later this afternoon.
- Nick Swayne, executive director of 4-Virginia in Harrisonburg, Va., will be on campus Monday. Like the other finalists, he will take part in in-person and Zoom forums, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. PDT.
- Chad Crumbaker, provost and executive vice president for student affairs at West Virginia University-Parkersburg in Parkersburg, W.Va., will be on campus Thursday. His forums are also scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. PDT.
NIC’s five trustees — including three trustees appointed by the State Board of Education in May — will select the new president.
The president will succeed Michael Sebaaly, NIC’s wrestling coach, who was promoted to the interim president’s job in October on a 3-2 board vote. A month earlier, in an identical 3-2 vote, trustees ousted President Rick MacLennan without explanation.