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Shallbetter sentenced for dumping water on Banducci
February 7, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Shallbetter sentenced for dumping water on Banducci

A former North Idaho College instructor who dumped a bucket of soapy water on Trustee Todd Banducci last year will spend three days in jail.

NIC board grants board chair authority on lawsuits
December 14, 2023 1:07 a.m.

NIC board grants board chair authority on lawsuits

North Idaho College trustees granted board chair Mike Waggoner blanket authority to make decisions about litigation on behalf of the college, two days before a hearing where a judge will consider whether to compel the college to turn over an investigative report to NIC President Nick Swayne.

NIC board increases athletics budget by $2.6 million
September 29, 2023 1:09 a.m.

NIC board increases athletics budget by $2.6 million

North Idaho College trustees voted this week to increase the athletics budget by up to $2.6 million, contemplated censuring one of their own and shared new insight into a decision to appeal NIC President Nick Swayne’s reinstatement to the Idaho Supreme Court.

Judge dismisses some claims in NIC trustee lawsuit
August 18, 2023 1:08 a.m.

Judge dismisses some claims in NIC trustee lawsuit

A Kootenai County judge has dismissed most of the claims in a civil lawsuit against three North Idaho College trustees, but claims focused on the contracts of the college’s former attorney and former interim president survive.

Emails show NIC trustees, lawyer planned meetings in private
April 21, 2023 1:07 a.m.

Emails show NIC trustees, lawyer planned meetings in private

Emails reveal that North Idaho College attorney Art Macomber and trustees Greg McKenzie, Todd Banducci and Mike Waggoner used personal email addresses to secretly prepare for the public meetings where the board majority hired Macomber and ousted NIC President Nick Swayne.

NIC seeks to reverse Swayne’s reinstatement
March 21, 2023 1:08 a.m.

NIC seeks to reverse Swayne’s reinstatement

Greg South, Todd Banducci and other leaders at North Idaho College are pushing back against a judge’s order to reinstate President Nick Swayne.

NIC board meeting raises questions
December 8, 2022 1:08 a.m.

NIC board meeting raises questions

Trustees had not met, but deliberations may have occurred

When the North Idaho College Board of Trustees convened Monday night, one trustee arrived with copies of a resolution to hire a new attorney and a fee agreement related to that hiring.

New NIC board elects McKenzie chair, hires Macomber
December 6, 2022 1:09 a.m.

New NIC board elects McKenzie chair, hires Macomber

North Idaho College trustees voted 3-2 Monday night to select a new board chairman, hire a new college attorney on the spot and freeze the hiring for new and vacant positions within the president’s cabinet.

NIC trustees clash during presidential interview
June 11, 2022 1:09 a.m.

NIC trustees clash during presidential interview

NIC's presidential search turns contentious as finalists are interviewed by the board

NIC board has new leadership
May 14, 2022 1:08 a.m.

NIC board has new leadership

Former chair revealed ‘confidential’ insurance info at special meeting

NIC trustee field down to 8
May 3, 2022 1:09 a.m.

NIC trustee field down to 8

Finalists to be interviewed Thursday, top 3 selected Friday

Applicants to be interviewed Thursday, selected Friday

37 NIC trustee applicants step up
April 26, 2022 1:08 a.m.

37 NIC trustee applicants step up

Presidential search update on Wednesday

Board to meet, presidential search update on Wednesday

Wanted: NIC trustee applicants
April 13, 2022 1:09 a.m.

Wanted: NIC trustee applicants

Applications accepted until 4 p.m. April 25

Applications accepted until 4 p.m. April 25

Human Rights task forces respond
April 5, 2022 1 a.m.

Human Rights task forces respond

Forces provide insight on NIC’s response to its accrediting organization

Forces provide insight on NIC’s response to its accrediting organization

Banducci, Gookin have heated exchange
March 22, 2022 1:09 a.m.

Banducci, Gookin have heated exchange

Cd’A City Councilman filed police report

NIC: Presidential search moving at ‘snail’s pace’
February 24, 2022 1:07 a.m.

NIC: Presidential search moving at ‘snail’s pace’

Trustee disagreements slow down search process

COEUR d’ALENE — A North Idaho College trustee said he’s frustrated at the small amount progress made so far on finding the college a permanent president.

Next steps for NIC's accreditation
January 20, 2022 1 a.m.

Next steps for NIC's accreditation

Accrediting organization to submit report, deliver letter of action

Following the virtual site visit Tuesday to North Idaho College, the college’s accrediting organization will compile a report and send a letter of action to the institution.

Tribe weighs in on NIC's future
January 7, 2022 1:08 a.m.

Tribe weighs in on NIC's future

Trustee says college in bad habit of not responding to stakeholders

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has stated their concern over the current state of North Idaho College through a letter, calling on the board of trustees to publicly “confirm its commitment to education and reassure their partners, community, students and faculty that North Idaho College is still a centerpiece of education.”

NIC under accreditation microscope
December 3, 2021 1:09 a.m.

NIC under accreditation microscope

Experts coming to CDA next month to investigate leadership concerns

After a second complaint, the accrediting organization for North Idaho College is planning an onsite inquiry to the college to review the situation in January. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities said in a letter to the college that based on the analysis of alleged facts, “NIC’s ability to maintain compliance with the United States Department of Education’s regulations, and Accreditation Procedures is of concern.”

Plot thickens at NIC
October 29, 2021 1:08 a.m.

Plot thickens at NIC

Human rights task forces to file second complaint

North Idaho College Acting President Lita Burns warned the Board of Trustees at the board meeting Wednesday night that unless swift action was taken, NIC’s accreditation may be affected. Burns said while NIC’s accreditation currently remains in good standing, without a pattern of evidence of change in the board’s behavior, that could change. “You may think I am speaking as an alarmist,” Burns said. “Let me assure you I am not.”

Stage set for NIC finalizing key positions
October 27, 2021 1:07 a.m.

Stage set for NIC finalizing key positions

Tonight’s board meeting of the North Idaho College Board of Trustees will include finalizing details of the selection of the interim president and selection of additional legal counsel.

Support for fired president
October 27, 2021 1 a.m.

Support for fired president

NIC community marches for MacLennan today

Supporters of a former North Idaho College President will march in protest of his termination without cause at 3 p.m. today, starting at the campus parking lot A on the corner of Northwest Boulevard and Hubbard Avenue.

Marching for MacLennan
October 13, 2021 1:07 a.m.

Marching for MacLennan

Community plans to show support for former NIC president

North Idaho College students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members plan to show support for former college President Rick MacLennan through a march on Oct. 27, prior to the next scheduled regular meeting of the NIC Board of Trustees.

MacLennan sues NIC
October 2, 2021 1:06 a.m.

MacLennan sues NIC

Three trustees named individually in Friday lawsuit

Ex-president of NIC says he was targeted for blowing whistle on illegal behavior.

NIC trustee: ‘I will push back against some laws’
September 24, 2021 1 a.m.

NIC trustee: ‘I will push back against some laws’

Barnes says some laws 'are wrong,' don't need to be followed

Trustees of North Idaho College failed a motion to instruct the president and cabinet to start the process to develop policy on the prevention of spread of infectious diseases, in accordance with Idaho Code 33-2145.

Trustees: President’s contract to be decided Wednesday
September 21, 2021 1:06 a.m.

Trustees: President’s contract to be decided Wednesday

Action on the president’s contract and employment is on the agenda for the North Idaho College Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Lake Coeur d’Alene Room in the Edminster Student Union Building on the NIC main campus in Coeur d’Alene.

Trustee: Firing president could backfire
September 18, 2021 1:09 a.m.

Trustee: Firing president could backfire

Wood warns in email that board members could be held personally liable in lawsuit

Email between North Idaho College trustees suggest board members may face personal financial risk should they terminate the college’s president without cause.

NIC Board: Discord among public officials 'not unusual'
January 30, 2021 1:06 a.m.

NIC Board: Discord among public officials 'not unusual'

Statement addresses trustee disagreements, governance issues

Statement addresses disagreements between trustees, governance issues