Episode 65: A tall task at North Idaho College

Nick Swayne has walked into one of the toughest jobs in Idaho education.

The new North Idaho College president takes the helm of a two-year school in turmoil. Its accreditation is in jeopardy, and Swayne needs to fill several top administrative posts. Enrollment is dropping. And come November, voters will elect three trustees — and that could again shift the balance of power on a divided board.

Kevin Richert interviews Swayne for this week’s podcast.

Go to our Soundcloud page for other recent episodes:
  • Episode 64: Meet new Idaho EdNews reporter Carly Flandro
  • Episode 63: A crucial election in Coeur d’Alene (Guest: Coeur d’Alene district Superintendent Shon Hocker)
  • Episode 62: What’s the COVID-19 prognosis for fall? (Guest: Dr. David Pate)





Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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