Northwest College

President's Staff

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Lisa Watson

307-754-6098/307-754-6200 (Office)
307-254-2007 (Cell)

Lisa Watson began serving Northwest College in 2014 as Vice President of Administrative Services and Finance. She served as the Interim President from fall 2020 to spring 2022 before accepting the position of President in March 2022. Prior to joining Northwest College, Lisa served as the Interim President and Vice President for Miles Community College and has extensive experience in private industry, working for businesses ranging from start-ups to fortune 500s.

President Watson holds a master’s in business administration with a specialization in international business from the University of Miami. She is a certified public accountant, earning her bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of Colorado - Boulder. President Watson is currently a doctoral candidate in the higher ed administration program at the University of Wyoming.

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Dee Havig

Interim Vice President for Student Services
307-754-6102 (Office)
307-202-0898 (Cell)
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Currently Unfilled

Vice President of Administrative Services and Finance

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Gerald Giraud

Vice President for Academic Affairs
307-754-6235 (Office)
307-254-1869 (Cell)

Gerry holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, and political science from Regents College of the State University of New York, a master’s in educational psychology and a doctorate in cultural and psychological studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to joining Northwest College, Gerry was Vice President of Academic Affairs at Oglala Lakota College from 2004-2012. From 1999 to 2004, he was an associate professor at Nebraska Methodist College in Omaha, where he was involved in nursing education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Gerry has a background in statistics, research methods, and assessment, and is a consultant-evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission.

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Carey Miller

Communications & Marketing Director
307-754-6114 (Office)

See Carey for:
  • Communications Strategy
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Brand & Identity Strategy
  • Public Information & Media Relations
  • Web Strategy & Development

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Shelby Wetzel

Executive Director of the NWC Foundation
307-754-6110 (Office)
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Lisa Smith

Institutional Research Manager
307-754-6292 (Office)
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Keli Borders

Executive Secretary for the President & Board of Trustees
307-754-6058 (Office)