Sep 13, 2017
Board members at Columbia Gorge Community College this week selected a national search firm to lead the quest for a new president, meanwhile naming the college's chief academic officer, Lori Ufford, as interim president for the institution.
Gold Hill Associates, the firm selected by board members Tuesday night, was among five search firms responding to the board’s invitation for proposals. The firm is composed of six principal associates based across the United States. Two of them, Dr. Walter Nolte and Dr. Preston Pulliams, would be assigned to the CGCC presidential search once an agreement is formalized. Dr. Nolte recently retired as president of Casper College, Wyo. Dr. Pulliams, the owner of Gold Hill Associates, was president of Portland Community College from 2004-13.