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NICC's President will retire in 2022

Posted: Wed, Dec 23, 2020 8:42 AM

Dr. Liang Chee Wee will step down as NICC President effective June 30th of 2022.

The NICC Board of Trustees named Wee president in October of 2011. He first began working at NICC as the Calmar campus provost in August of 2007. He served as interim president from July through October of 2011 before permanently being named to the position of president.

"It has been an honor to serve NICC and our communities for the last 10 years," said Dr. Wee.  "I am grateful for the passion and hard work of my colleagues and their commitment to improve lives, drive business success and advance community vitality. It also has been my privilege to collaborate with our partners to embrace the challenges and opportunities in our communities," said Wee.

NICC Board Chair Ken Reimer said, "Under Dr. Wee's guidance, NICC is more agile and resilient in our fast-changing environment. His staff is well prepared and positioned for continued growth now and into the future. He has the trust of all who associate with him."

Regarding the search for the next president, Reimer said, "We have a very good Board of Trustees and an excellent executive secretary, Julia Sollien, who will discuss the procedure of hiring Dr. Wee's successor. Dr. Wee will continue to lead NICC through June 2022 so we will take ample time to formulate a thoughtful and participatory search and transition process."