Hannah Paton

North Idaho College

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North Idaho College


I joined North Idaho College in fall 2017 and was promoted to Grants Development Manager in spring 2018. North Idaho College is located in Coeur d'Alene, and offers degrees and certificates in a wide spectrum of academic transfer and career and technical education programs. Approximately 6,000 students are enrolled in credit classes and more than 4,400 participate annually in non-credit courses.

I have taken a winding path to higher education and grant management. I graduated from the University of Montana with an acting degree and entered the non-profit world as the managing director of a local theater. I worked in a few small non-profits, increasingly focusing on grants and development, then briefly served as the project director for a federal Senior Corps grant at the public health district.

My current position is a great fit, and I am excited to work for an organization that holds educational excellence and diversity among its core values. I still enjoy the arts, and volunteer with local theaters when I can. I enjoy the natural beauty that the Northwest offers, and love to get out to the lake with my husband and young son.