Retiring Community College CEOs: Bell



CEO Name

Priscilla Bell 


Priscilla Bell 


North Idaho College 



Years as CEO

Retirement Date


Advice to CEOs

Advice to CEOs
“Be passionate about your work and true to your values; act on your vision; engage with students and faculty not just the community and employers; develop an excellent leadership team which acts with confidence and integrity; don’t be afraid to do the right thing; and take time off.”


Priscilla Bell has spent 36 years in community college service, including the past four years at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Bell was hired as the interim president and selected to fill the position permanently later that year. Bell led North Idaho College during a time of unprecedented enrollment growth and declining state revenue support during the economic slump. She was proud to have furthered the academic mission of NIC over the course of four years at NIC, with students achieving success on the local, regional and national scale. Bell also led the college during the landmark purchase of the former DeArmond Mill site and land on the Rathdrum Prairie for the eventual expansion of professional-technical education in conjunction with the Kootenai Technical Education Consortium (KTEC). 

Retirement Year

Created at 7/7/2011 9:01 AM  by REDANTE ASUNCION-REED 
Last modified at 5/11/2012 3:23 PM  by REDANTE ASUNCION-REED 
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