A familiar man “behind the scenes” in DeKalb County has a new position at Kishwaukee College.
Bill Nicklas has been chosen to help Kishwaukee President Laurie Borowicz develop strategic partnerships with businesses and communities. He'll also evaluate the school's strengths and opportunities for expansion. The position is temporary: he'll report his findings in six months.
Nicklas spent nearly two decades as city manager for Sycamore and DeKalb. He also served in a number of high-level positions at Northern Illinois University. Most recently, Nicklas helped oversee tornado recovery efforts in Fairdale.
The Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees approved Nicklas' appointment as "Special Assistant for Strategic Partnerships" earlier this week. He starts next week.