The board received 25 applicants for the superintendent position. Nine candidates were initially interviewed in mid-February, and two finalists returned for a second interview with the school board.
North also has held a number of other positions during his educational career, including assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal, teacher and coach.
North and his wife, Kate, plan to move to Fairborn this summer. They have two children who will enroll in the district.
Riley was appointed Fairborn interim superintendent in September after Dave Scarberry stepped aside due to health reasons.