A long-time North Idaho College trustee submitted her letter of resignation on Wednesday, November 15th.
Judy Meyer served on the board for 22 years and decided that “now is the time for [Meyer] to step aside and let others lead to the next level.”
Having served five terms since 1990, Meyer witnessed a significant increase in enrollment and growth on campus. Her time serving has not gone unnoticed, as she was influential in developing land for the higher education campus, enabling better collaboration with the University of Idaho and Lewis-Clark State College. She was also committed to the success of the dual enrollment program, as well as technical education. In 2005, Meyer and her husband Steve made the still-largest single donation to NIC, with their $1 million endowment to the Meyer Health and Sciences building. Steve also serves on the board of the NIC Foundation.
“Judy has given her heart and soul to NIC. Her dedication and love for the college can never truly be replaced,” said NIC President Rick MacLennan. “Judy’s forward thinking, compassion and insight have influenced every aspect of North Idaho College. She has been a driving force in guiding us to where we are today.”
Meyer will be missed, but her impact will not be soon forgotten at NIC or in the Coeur d’Alene community.
“Judy is a brilliant woman who means so much to me as a role model and mentor in public service. After decades of giving, it is her time to enjoy other things in life. I will miss her immensely,” said NIC Trustee Chair Christie Wood.
Meyer’s resignation will be effective on January 31, 2018.
“I thank the board, the students, the administration, the staff and the faculty for their commitment to make NIC such a special place,” Meyer said. “You will still see me around.”