Trustees select presidential search consultant

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College trustees on Monday unanimously selected Pauly Group, Inc. as their search consultant for the next NMC president.

The Springfield, Ill.-based company was among four finalist consultants that trustees interviewed in a special meeting Jan. 9. At Monday's meeting trustees cited the depth of Pauly Group's experience in Michigan as among the factors that set it apart.

"They had really strong experience with community colleges and in Michigan," said board vice chair Rachel Johnson. In its references, Pauly Group cited the placements of the current presidents of North Central Michigan College in Petoskey (2018), Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor (2017) and Mott Community College in Flint (2014).

NMC will initiate a contract with Pauly Group. In its proposal, Pauly Group estimated fees for the face-to-face services trustees said they preferred at $52,000.

Current NMC President Timothy J. Nelson will retire at the end of 2019.

Release date: January 15, 2019

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