Boise Locations

Idaho Water Center

Our Main Location
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Parking Information

Phone: (208) 334-2999
Fax: (208) 364-4035
www.uidaho.edu/boise
boise@uidaho.edu

Hours
M-Th, 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Ada County Extension

5880 Glenwood Street
Boise, ID 83714

Phone: (208) 287-5900
Fax: (208) 287-5909
www.uidaho.edu/extension/ada
ada@uidaho.edu

GAR Building

714 W State Street
Boise, ID 83702

U of I Foundation, Inc. 
Phone: (208) 364-4014
Fax: (208) 364-4037
vburnet@uidaho.edu

State Governmental Relations 
Phone: (208) 364-4014
Fax: (208) 364-4037
vburnet@uidaho.edu

Regional Communications 
Phone: (208) 334-2252
gemma@uidaho.edu

IDL

Integrated Design Lab
306 S 6th St
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: (208) 429-0220
Fax: (208) 343-0001
www.idlboise.com
idl@uidaho.edu

UDC

Urban Design Center
322 E. Front Street, Suite 120
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: (208) 334-2999

VandalStore

821 W. Idaho Street
Boise, ID 83702
Map

Phone: (208) 733-1889

Hours
Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Parking
Eastman Garage located above the VandalStore.

Small-town Roots; Global Leadership

Dr. Jeffrey S. Brooks is The University of Idaho’s new Professor of Educational Leadership and Chair of the Department of Leadership and Counseling in the College of Education. Dr. Brooks started his teaching career quite simply: as a 7th grade English teacher in small-town Missouri. His scholarship and research would go on to have a nationwide reach. 

Fast-forward to today, and you will find Dr. Brooks based in Boise, conducting research studies in Thailand and Kosovo, with a mission that stays true to his roots: “I believe that high-quality research, culturally relevant teaching and proactive leadership for social justice can improve children’s lives and educational experiences. To me, nothing is more important.” 

“I’m delighted that Jeff Brooks will be heading the College of Education Leadership and Counseling Department from Boise. His experience in several states and at the national level will be an asset to Idaho’s education community,” notes Dr. Trudy Anderson, Associate Vice President and CEO of University Idaho Boise.
 
After receiving his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, Dr. Brooks began his career in higher education. He has worked at Florida State, Auburn, the University of Missouri, and most recently, served as an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Associate Director of the School of Education at Iowa State University. 

Says Dr. Corinne Mantle-Bromley, Dean of the College of Education: “Dr. Brooks brings to the University of Idaho a wealth of educational research knowledge and experience and a passion for connecting that research to policy development as well as school leaders and their work.” Dr. Brooks also believes strongly in students getting involved in research. “We want to make sure they are equipped with the highest level research tool, no matter what their career ends up being,” Dr. Brooks said.

Personally, Dr. Brooks is excited to be a part of the University of Idaho and the Treasure Valley community. “The city of Boise is great. We have four kids and love the quality of life here.” What’s more, living in the state capital will allow Dr. Brooks to work closely with education policy. “One of the assets of a department like this is to provide our research to the state--it’s a great way for us to make a difference.” Dr. Brooks said.

Dr. Brooks and his wife, Dr. Melanie C. Brooks are looking forward to life in Idaho, and being a part of Idaho’s leading university. 

Dr. Jeffrey Brooks

Professor and Department Chair

Department of Leadership and Counseling, College of Education. More

“I believe that high-quality research, culturally relevant teaching and proactive leadership for social justice can improve children’s lives and educational experiences. To me, nothing is more important.”