Nick Nissley rose to the top as the number one pick for the next president of Northwestern Michigan College.
The NMC board of trustees voted 4 to 3 at a special board meeting Tuesday to offer him the position, according to an NMC press release.
He was one of five candidates in Traverse City for interviews over the last couple of weeks.
“The Board is pleased to move forward with Dr. Nissley,” NMC Board Chair Chris Bott said in a statement. “He brings strong communication skills and proven experience in leadership and innovation. This process to identify the next leader of NMC has been competitive, thorough and transparent as the board’s most important job. We appreciate the dedication of the presidential search committee, employees and community members who participated in this process to identify the next leader of our community’s college.”
Pending contract negotiations with Nissley, NMC hopes to make the hire official within a month, according to the press release.
Nissley is currently the executive director of the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati.