Casper College president Walt Nolte will retire in June 2015
Casper College trustees on Thursday picked Gold Hill Associates, a national firm specializing in community college presidential searches, to help find the college’s next president.
President Walt Nolte, 66, announced this week that he will retire at the end of June.
Gold Hill is the same group that assisted Casper College in the search that resulted in Nolte’s presidency in 2004.
“We are very pleased with the results we got then, and we feel it’s imperative that we do a national search,” said Casper College trustee Susan Miller, who was appointed head of the presidential search committee during the trustees’ meeting Thursday.
The group charges a flat fee of about $35,000 to conduct the search, plus travel expenses, Miller said.
The search committee will include a student, an administrator, faculty and staff members, several board members and perhaps someone from the public and the University of Wyoming, she said.
“We’re still trying to formulate who we want on that committee,” Miller said.
Miller said she expects that Gold Hill Associates will first visit campus sometime around October to help the search committee write a job description to identify what it is looking for in a new president.
The committee will likely accept applications until January, then narrow the search down to the finalists.