Presidential Search

The North Idaho College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the selection of six finalists for the presidency of North Idaho College. Because of the hard work and contributions to NIC of our employees and community members, we were able to recruit a highly competitive pool of candidates from throughout the state, region and nation.

North Idaho College finalists are (in alphabetical order):

Christopher Bailey, J.D. is the President of Lower Columbia College, WA. Previously, he served as the Vice President for Human Resources and Legal Affairs at Centralia College, WA.

Daniel Bingham, Ph.D. is the CEO/Dean of Helena College University of Montana, MT. Previously, he served as the Associate Vice President of Business Services at Salt Lake Community College, UT.

Robert Griggs, J.D. is the Vice President for Innovation and Extended Learning, Bemidji State University, MN, and Interim Dean, Northwest Technical College, MN. Previously, he served as the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs at Bemidji State University, MN.

Richard MacLennan, Ed.D. is the President of Garrett College, MD. Previously, he served as the Vice President of Student Services at Olympic College, WA.

Gregory “Greg” South, Ph.D. is the Dean of Student Learning at College of the Siskiyous, CA. Previously he served as the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs at College of the Siskiyous, CA.

Graydon Stanley is the Vice President of Student Services at North Idaho College, ID. Previously, he served as the Dean of Students at the College of Southern Idaho, ID.

Each presidential finalist will participate in open public forums. These forums will take place over 6 days: April 25 – 26 and May 2 – 5. We invite and encourage everyone to attend the open public forums. These forums are open to faculty, administrators, staff, students and the general public. There will be a brief introduction of each candidate followed by a question-and-answer session. Feedback forms will be given to all who attend, and the completed forms will be collected at the end of each forum and given to the board of trustees for review.

The forum schedule is as follows:

Monday, April 25, 2016 - Christopher Bailey, J.D.
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Edminster Student Union Building Lake Coeur d’Alene Room
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Edminster Student Union Building Lake Coeur d’Alene Room


Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - Graydon Stanley
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Edminster Student Union Building Lake Coeur d’Alene Room
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Edminster Student Union Building Lake Coeur d’Alene Room


Monday, May 2, 2016 - Robert Griggs, J.D.
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Edminster Student Union Building Driftwood Bay Room
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Edminster Student Union Building Driftwood Bay Room


Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - Daniel Bingham, Ph.D.
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Edminster Student Union Building Driftwood Bay Room
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Edminster Student Union Building Driftwood Bay Room


Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - Richard “Rick” MacLennan Ed.D.
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Edminster Student Union Building Lake Coeur d’Alene Room
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Edminster Student Union Building Lake Coeur d’Alene Room


Thursday, May 5, 2016 - Gregory “Greg” South, Ph.D.
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Edminster Student Union Building Lake Coeur d’Alene Room
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Edminster Student Union Building Lake Coeur d’Alene Room


Finally, the board would like to thank the Presidential Search Committee for their exceptional commitment, dedication and hard work on behalf of North Idaho College.

We are looking forward to a successful completion of the presidential search process.
If you have any questions, suggestions, please feel free to reach out to our ACCT Search Consultants:

  • Narcisa Polonio, Ed.D., Executive Vice President for Board Leadership Services, narcisa_polonio@acct.org and 202-276-1983 (mobile)
  • Julie Golder, J.D., Board Services Coordinator, jgolder@acct.org and 202-384-5816 (mobile)