About Stefani

Stefani Hicswa, President of Northwest College Stefani Hicswa assumed Northwest College’s presidency July 15, 2013, after a national search conducted by NWC’s Board of Trustees

Prior to her arrival, Dr. Hicswa served for seven years as president of Miles Community College in Miles City, Mont., where she helped increase graduation rates to first among all post- secondary institutions in Montana and among the top community colleges in the nation. Prior to that, she operated a consulting firm in Wilsall, Mont., that specialized in strategic planning and organizational development.

Hicswa holds a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin. The focus of her dissertation research was the role of community college presidents in rural community development. She earned her master’s in adult, community and higher education from Montana State University in Bozeman and a bachelor’s in organizational communication from the University of Montana in Missoula.