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NIC President Nick Swayne

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Swayne wins $29K in attorney fees
April 24, 2024 1 a.m.

Swayne wins $29K in attorney fees

A judge has ordered North Idaho College to pay President Nick Swayne’s attorney fees after he successfully sued NIC for a copy of an investigative report that had been at the center of debate on the board of trustees.

Judge to consider attorney fees in Swayne case
February 22, 2024 1 a.m.

Judge to consider attorney fees in Swayne case

For the second time, a judge will decide how much North Idaho College will pay NIC President Nick Swayen in attorney fees.

Swayne faces state budget writers
February 15, 2024 1 a.m.

Swayne faces state budget writers

North Idaho College President Nick Swayne touted growing enrollment and appealed to budget writers to support increasing employee compensation when he addressed the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee in Boise.

NIC ordered to turn over Swayne report
January 24, 2024 1 a.m.

NIC ordered to turn over Swayne report

A judge ordered North Idaho College to turn over an investigative report to college president Nick Swayne by 5 p.m. Monday.

Swayne wins public records lawsuit
January 19, 2024 1 a.m.

Swayne wins public records lawsuit

A judge has ordered North Idaho College to allow college president Nick Swayne to see an investigative report that has been at the center of debate on the board of trustees.

Details emerge in NIC records suit
January 2, 2024 1 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 remains accredited
July 8, 2023 1 a.m.

NIC remains accredited

Accreditor extends show cause sanction

North Idaho College remains accredited though it will continue to operate under a show cause sanction.

Swayne: ‘It was tough to read the room’
July 2, 2023 1 a.m.

Swayne: ‘It was tough to read the room’

NIC president speaks about accreditation review

For North Idaho College, the verdict is about three weeks away. Regional accreditors have made their decision about the fate of the embattled Coeur d’Alene-based community college, President Nick Swayne said Wednesday. But the announcement won’t come before July 21.

Swayne asks court for summary judgment
May 11, 2023 1 a.m.

Swayne asks court for summary judgment

Attorneys representing North Idaho College President Nick Swayne have asked the court to grant him reinstatement without going to trial. Last Friday, Swayne’s legal counsel filed a motion for summary judgement in his lawsuit, which alleges that three NIC trustees violated the terms of his employment agreement when they placed him on administrative leave for no disciplinary reason in December 2022.

Judge upholds Swayne’s reinstatement
May 4, 2023 1 a.m.

Judge upholds Swayne’s reinstatement

A Kootenai County judge reaffirmed her order requiring North Idaho College to reinstate Nick Swayne as the college’s active president. Judge Cynthia Meyer issued a written decision Wednesday afternoon denying NIC’s request that she overturn her March decision, which forced the college to restore Swayne to his job while his lawsuit seeking permanent reinstatement proceeds.