Michael Satz, Executive Officer for Southwestern Idaho
The University of Idaho appointed Michael Satz to serve as its executive officer for southwestern Idaho in August 2014.
Satz joined the UI College of Law in 2006, where he taught courses in consumer law, creditors’ rights and secured transactions, contracts, property security, critical legal studies, and architecture and the law. He was appointed as the associate dean for faculty affairs for the College of Law in 2012 and served as interim dean from May 2013 until June 2014.
As executive officer, Satz represents the university and President Chuck Staben in the region. He will support the president’s agenda by providing visibility and building positive and productive relationships with university stakeholders in southwest Idaho.
Satz also will work with university vice-presidents, deans and other senior leadership to support legislative engagement, strengthen relationships with municipalities and public agencies, provide outreach to businesses, and support student enrollment. In addition, he provides administrative leadership for management of the Idaho Water Center facility in Boise and acts as a catalyst to support academic programs, faculty and staff in UI Boise and southwest Idaho.
He currently serves on the board of directors of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Boise Valley Economic Partnership, and the Idaho Technology Council, and on the board of trustees for the Idaho Technology Council. Satz is also is a member of Boise Competes-Economic Development Committee on behalf of the University of Idaho.
Satz received a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Science in political science from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He later received his Juris Doctor (cum laude) from the University of Michigan Law School. Prior to coming to the University of Idaho, Satz worked for Nissan North American, Inc.
Satz and his wife, Kim, have two children.