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NIC trustees examine governance problems
April 13, 2024 1:08 a.m.

NIC trustees examine governance problems

North Idaho College trustees examined how behavior at public meetings has contributed to the governance problems at the center the show-cause sanction issued by its accreditor.

NIC athletics budget may reach $6.2 million
March 28, 2024 1:07 a.m.

NIC athletics budget may reach $6.2 million

North Idaho College’s athletics budget could jump from $2.2 million in 2024 to $6.2 million in 2025 due to full scholarships for student athletes and additional travel costs associated with NIC’s return to the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Details emerge in NIC records suit
December 28, 2023 1:08 a.m.

Details emerge in NIC records suit

Court filings have revealed new details about the undisclosed personnel investigation at the center of debate on the North Idaho College board of trustees and a public records lawsuit.

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.

NIC trustees debate board policies
September 7, 2023 1:07 a.m.

NIC trustees debate board policies

Ahead of a required update to North Idaho College’s accreditor, four trustees met Wednesday for a special meeting where they debated proposed changes to board policies.

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.

'Time to rally the troops'
February 19, 2023 1:06 a.m.

'Time to rally the troops'

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.