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Board of Trustees

Next Regular Meeting

NIC Board of Trustees August 28 meeting notice

The next meeting of the North Idaho College Board of Trustees is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 28 at the Lake Coeur d’Alene Room of the Edminster Student Union Building on NIC’s Coeur d’Alene campus.


North Idaho College is governed by a volunteer five-member board of trustees who are elected at large from within Kootenai County for staggered, four-year terms. Trustees derive their authority from and hold office in accordance with Idaho Code.

The responsibilities of the board of trustees is outlined in policy #02.01.02 of the North Idaho College Policy Manual, and include the following:

  • To determine the broad general policies which govern the operation of the college district.
  • To select and appoint the president of the college who is responsible for the general administration and implementation of board policies in the ongoing operations of the college.
  • To approve annual budgets.

Board Statements

May 25, 2023, Statement Regarding Votes of No Confidence

April 26, 2023, Draft Statement Regarding Votes of No Confidence

Feb. 22, 2023, Statement regarding accreditation

Board Meeting Videos

YouTube Playlist

Mike Waggoner

Mike Waggoner

Term ends: 2024
Zone 5

Mike Waggoner was elected to his first term on the North Idaho College Board of Trustees in November 2022.

Waggoner achieved the position of acting first sergeant in the U.S. Army before completing his service. Waggoner worked for 45 years in high-level organizational roles in Fortune 100 companies, including 27 years in high tech and 19 years with Boeing.

Waggoner managed all of the new systems in the Peterbilt and Kenworth factories in the U.S. and Canada. He also helped create a redesign of the Tektronix company, which had 24,500 employees and credits the redesign for their continued existence. He has also worked as a software engineering manager, leading a team of 17 software developers and testers.

He started his education at a community college and credits that opportunity as what made it possible for him to obtain a bachelor’s degree and attend graduate school. He holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in business administration.

Waggoner is a lifelong resident of the Northwest. His mother's family came to Idaho in 1907 as homesteaders.

Todd Banducci

Todd Banducci

Vice Chair
Term ends: 2024
Zone 3

Todd Banducci was re-elected to his third four-year term on the North Idaho College Board of Trustees in November 2020.

Banducci is the President of Falcon Investments & Insurance, Inc. He began his military career in 1981 and served on active duty and in the Air Force Reserves. In 2020, he joined the 141st Air Refueling Wing of the Washington Air National Guard at Fairchild Air Force Base, serving there until ending his career in 2022.

Banducci graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Economics and obtained a Master of Science (MS) degree in Space Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

He served on the Kootenai Technical Education Campus governing board for four years. He is a part of Gideons International and has served as camp vice-president and chaplain. Banducci also served as President of the Stonehenge Homeowner’s Association for nine years and was a high school varsity basketball and wrestling coach, as well as a hunter safety instructor. He is an avid fly fisherman and hunter and enjoys riding his Harley.

Greg McKenzie

Greg McKenzie

Term ends: 2024
Zone 4

Tarie Zimmerman

Tarie Zimmerman

Term ends: 2026
Zone 1

Tarie Zimmerman was elected to her first term on the NIC Board of Trustees in November 2022.

Zimmerman has been a licensed financial advisor with Alpha 3 Wealth Management since 2017. She began her career in aerospace engineering with a Fortune 500 company in Phoenix, Ariz. before stepping away to raise a family. During this time, she volunteered in multiple community organizations, managed her children’s sports teams, and owned a small business. After becoming an empty-nester, Zimmerman returned to college to start her career in finance.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in technical management from DeVry University, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and studied mechanical engineering at both Mesa Community College and Arizona State University.

Zimmerman serves as secretary and treasurer of her community homeowners’ association and as a board member for the Coeur d’Alene Lakeshore Property Owners Association.

She relocated to Coeur d’Alene from Phoenix, Ariz. in 2012. She enjoys spending time with her husband, four sons, and their four granddaughters.

Brad Corkill

Brad Corkill

Term ends: 2026
Zone 2

Brad Corkill was elected to his first term on the North Idaho College Board of Trustees in November 2022.

For 34 years, Corkill has owned and operated Whiteman Lumber in Cataldo, the oldest continually operating sawmill in Idaho. He has spent more than 50 years in the timber industry and has served eight years on the Idaho Fish and Game Commission, with two of those years as chairman.

Corkill graduated from Oregon State University in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in forest engineering.

In addition to his public service on the Idaho Fish and Game Commission, Corkill has served on a variety of boards and foundations throughout Idaho, including the St. Maries School Board, the Kellogg School Board, the Idaho Public Charter School Commission, the Shoshone Medical Center Foundation and the North Idaho Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children Board.

Corkill moved to Idaho in 1978. He and Mary Corkill have been married for 49 years and have two children and four grandchildren.