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NIC Board of Trustees releases statement on accreditation

Thursday, February 23, 2023

The North Idaho College Board of Trustees approved a board statement regarding accreditation during its regular meeting Feb. 22 in the Edminster Student Union Building on NIC’s main campus in Coeur d’Alene. 

The statement reads:

“North Idaho College Board of Trustees desires to remain a member of the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) as an accredited institution. As a board, we are working on our board governance development and realize the severity of the show cause sanction. 

We will strive to provide evidence for our report in response to the NWCCU’s request. We will also be focusing on updating our board governance policies to bring them up to date and in alignment with governance best practices. We will ensure adherence to these policies with the goal to become an effective governance board and to increase NWCCU’s confidence that we meet eligibility requirements and standards.  

The board understands retaining accreditation is vital to North Idaho College.”

The statement was presented by board chair Greg McKenzie and was unanimously approved by the NIC Board of Trustees.  

For more information, contact NIC Chief Communications and Government Relations Officer Laura Rumpler at (208) 769-3404 or