SCPA director to resign, become college president

Posted at 7:26 AM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 07:26:35-04

CINCINNATI — A director of the School for the Creative and Performing Arts accepted a job as a college president and will be resigning from his current position before the end of 2019, according to Cincinnati Public Schools officials.

Dr. Nick Nissley, executive director of SCPA, will resign from his role on December 20, 2019, and he will be the next college president of Northwestern Michigan College.

"It’s with great excitement that I accepted this new opportunity at Northwestern Michigan College," Nissley said. "It is truly bittersweet to leave behind the passionate people who are enabling student success."

Nissley joined SCPA in 2015 after he worked as the dean of the business technology division of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Once he joined SCPA, Nissley helped implement CPS's Strategic Plan 2020, a vision for artistic and academic excellence.

“Nick’s passion and relentless pursuit of excellence, both in the arts and academics, has solidified SCPA’s legacy as a premier educational institution in the country," CPS superintendent Laura Mitchell said. "We are grateful for Nick’s leadership and stewardship of this incredible school."

In the next few weeks, CPS officials will announce a transition and succession plan.

”Over the next four months, I’m looking forward to partnering with SCPA’s Leadership Team, teachers and staff, parents, alumni, and donors to ensure a smooth transition to new leadership," Nissley said.