Board of Trustees approved a contract to hire George McNulty as the college’s new president
Written by Jesse Baroka on February 27, 2019
IRONWOOD — In an unexpected change the Gogebic Community College’s Board of Trustees approved a contract to hire George McNulty as the college’s new president yesterday. The college was negotiating with Stacy Young to take over the position; however, college officials say she withdrew her name from consideration during those negotiations. The board is hopeful McNulty signs a contract with the college with a start date on July 1. McNulty is currently the vice president of student affairs at Colby Community College in Colby, Kan. and previously served as interim director of financial assistance Western Nevada College in Carson City. In other action at last night’s meeting Dean of Instruction Ryon List said enrollment at the college is down because the economy is doing well and the population of the area is decreasing. He said when the economy is good, people have jobs and they’re not going back to school to get retrained. To attract students, the college put the residence hall on campus, brought in baseball and softball to make the college “more of a destination.” The board also Revised admissions policy to remove the $10 non-refundable application fee and removing the requirements that all transcripts have to be on file before being accepted to GCC, authorized to begin the search for a construction technology instructor to replace the pending retirement of Ray Niemi and Announced Mt. Zion will close on March 17.