NIC hires new dual credit coordinator

North Idaho College recently hired Ginger Winckler as the new dual credit coordinator.
Winckler most recently served as the associate/assistant dean in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana campus. For the past 10 years, Winckler has worked with the dean in directing the operations of the College of Veterinary Medicine, overseeing 400 faculty and staff members and $40 million in annual expenditures.

Winckler began working at the University of Illinois in 1986, serving for seven years as a program manager for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and was involved in the development of the first web browser, Mosaic. She later transitioned to a position as the assistant director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory in the University of Illinois College of Engineering, a position she held for eight years.

Winckler began her career in education as an elementary school teacher in Oregon and Florida.

“During my years at the University of Illinois, I found I continually advised students and developed programs throughout my career—which is what drew me to this position,” Winckler said. “I’ve been instrumental in career development for peers, colleagues and many students. I began my career as an educator, not an administrator. As I reflected upon my career path at the university, I found that I wished to return to my roots to directly help students.”

The NIC dual credit program was initiated in the fall of 2002, allowing high school juniors and seniors to enroll at NIC for both high school and college credit. The program has grown 85 percent over the past five years to 624 students in the fall of 2010.
Winckler began at NIC Aug. 8.

For More Information
NIC Dual Credit Coordinator Ginger Winckler, (208) 769-3229 or

Posted: Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011

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