NIC Board of Trustees appoints new trustee

The North Idaho College Board of Trustees appointed Brad Murray, of Rathdrum, to the newly formed Trustee Zone 5, at the board’s meeting Wednesday.

Murray recently retired as superintendent of the Lakeland School District after a 36-year career in Idaho public schools.

The trustee appointment was necessary because of Idaho House Bill 512, which was passed in the 2016 legislative session. HB 512 charges every Idaho community college with establishing five zones in its district divided equally by population. Because of the mandate from the state, two of NIC’s trustees – Ron Nilson and Todd Banducci -- resided in the same district, which is not allowed under the new law. Murray replaces Nilson, who officially resigned from his trustee position on Aug. 31.

The NIC Board of Trustees had six applicants for the vacant position, which will be up for election Nov. 8, 2016. Murray has filed to run in that election along with Geri Wile, of Post Falls.

In addition to working at the Lakeland School District for 26 years, Murray was the director of the Riverbend Professional Technical Academy in Post Falls for eight years. Riverbend Professional Technical Academy was the predecessor of the Kootenai Technical Education Center, which is located next to the new NIC Career and Technical Education Facility in Rathdrum.

Also at the trustees meeting, the board voted trustee Christie Wood as the second liaison to KTEC to replace Nilson. Trustee Judy Meyer is the other NIC trustee serving as liaison to KTEC. The board also voted Wood as Nilson's replacement in the board vice chair position. Both the KTEC and vice chair positions will be voted on again during regular officer elections following the November election.

Information: (208) 769-3303



Posted: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

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