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NIC: Search obstruction alleged
January 28, 2022 1:09 a.m.

NIC: Search obstruction alleged

Trustee believes board chair trying to impede presidential search

A North Idaho College Trustee said she believes the board chair is trying to detain the process for the search for a permanent president.

File a lawsuit, probe response suggests
January 25, 2022 1:09 a.m.

File a lawsuit, probe response suggests

Attorney General’s Office won't decide NIC trustee residency debate

The Attorney General’s Office suggests filing an action seeking to have the seat declared vacant in order to answer the trustee residency requirement concerns for North Idaho College trustees.

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: Investigation on trustee residency requirement authorized
December 16, 2021 1:09 a.m.

NIC: Investigation on trustee residency requirement authorized

Presidential search firm approved

In a unanimous vote, the North Idaho College board of trustees moved to authorize the college attorney to engage with the Attorney General to investigate whether two board members remained qualified to continue in their positions based on residency requirements.

15 centuries at NIC sound off
December 8, 2021 1:09 a.m.

15 centuries at NIC sound off

Group's letter joins chorus of voices worried about college leadership

Former and retired NIC affiliates share concerns

State issues NIC warning
December 7, 2021 1:09 a.m.

State issues NIC warning

With accreditation jeopardized, college could lose local control, funding

State Board of Education urges NIC to take action

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.”

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.

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.

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.