NIC selects new Dean of General Education

NIC selects new Dean of General Education

NIC has chosen a new Dean of General Studies and he said he wants to get to know you.

 

Larry Briggs, who will be joining NIC after 17 years at Eastern Washington University, said he is issuing an open invitation to students to join him for lunch.

 

Briggs said he hopes the informal one-on-one lunches will allow him to get to know the campus better and answer any questions students might have for him.

 

It is critically important to get feedback from students about their experiences, too,” Briggs said.

 

Students aren’t the only group Briggs said he hopes to open communication with.

 

Briggs said he’s planning to immediately start meeting with faculty, staff and administrators to get up to speed with his new role at the college.

 

“As part of a new and complex organization, I will use several methods to communicate,” Briggs said. “I’m open to suggestions for other ways to communicate.”

 

Briggs said he also looks forward to working closely with Vice President for Instruction Lita Burns.

 

“I am excited to have Larry join the NIC Instructional team,” Burns said. “His experience in higher education and service as a NWCCU site visitor will add depth and breadth to the current Instructional Cabinet.

 

Briggs was one of the four final candidates for the position that visited NIC to participate in a series of forums conducted by a specially commissioned search team.

 

“I would particularly like to thank Mike [Mires] and the members of the search committee for the time, thoughtfulness, and thoroughness of the interview process,” Briggs said. “I felt supported and welcomed by everyone I met on campus.”

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