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.
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 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.
Calls for people to attend Wednesday's meeting of the NIC board of trustees
North Idaho College Board Chair Greg McKenzie reportedly sent a text message to a student urging the public to make comments in support of the college’s current direction at next week’s board meeting.
It will be the first meeting since NIC received a show cause sanction from its accreditor, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Show cause is the last step before loss of accreditation.