North Idaho College Vice President for Student Services Sheldon Nord announced Wednesday his plans to resign from NIC after accepting the presidency at his alma mater Corban University in Salem, Ore. Sheldon will begin as president at Corban July 1.
“I am very proud of Sheldon’s contributions during his time at NIC and most especially his dedication to student success at NIC,” said NIC President Priscilla Bell. “I’m excited for his new opportunity with Corban and wish him and his wife Jamie the very best for their future.”
Nord was hired as the vice president for student services at NIC in September 2010. Prior to joining NIC, he was the CEO of Universitas Pelita Harapan in Indonesia and served as the vice president for student affairs at Eastern Oregon University.
He earned a bachelor’s degree is social science from Corban in 1982 before earning a master’s degree in college student services administration from Oregon State and a doctorate in higher education from Indiana University.
“North Idaho is well known for the natural beauty and variety of outdoor recreation activities, and we will miss those features of this region,” Nord said. “But much more challenging for us is to leave the great people we’ve met in a short time here. Everyone has been so welcoming and great to work with, and our corporate work to promote higher education in this region has really been a highlight in my career experiences.”
Corban University is an independent Christian university with enrollment of about 1,200.
NIC will delay conducting a search for its next vice president for student services until the college appoints a new president following Bell’s retirement in June. Plans for appointing an interim to lead Student Services will be announced when they are determined.
Plans for appointing an interim to the vice president for instruction position are also underway following Jay Lee’s announcement in January that he accepted the presidency at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo.