CLASS Advisory Council
Members of the advisory council for the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) at the University of Idaho help promote the college to a variety of constituencies, assist with identifying and acquiring additional resources and financial support for the college, serve as an advocate of the college, give advice on the programs of the college and help build working relationships with other colleges of the university.
Patrick Bageant is a civil trial lawyer in Boise, Idaho. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Idaho in Philosophy and Writing.
Andrew Beck graduated from the University of Idaho with undergraduate degrees in International Studies and Foreign Languages. Beck is the Executive Vice President of Synergy Fuels, an advanced energy technology company, based in Santa Monica, Cali.
Carl Dyess is an attorney, Managing Director in several LLC’s, and an active entrepreneur. Dyess graduated from UI with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics before going on to study Law, management, and mathematics.
Jim is a 1966 graduate of the University of Idaho and was UI Alumni Association president from 1995-96. Jim has been in the fundraising profession for over 30 years in the areas of athletics, academics, healthcare, social programs and nonprofit business associations.
Jean Fisher is a Special Crimes Chief Deputy for the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office. Fisher helped create FACES of Hope Victim Center in Ada County, which provides refuge for victims of child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence and serves as the Chief Operation Officer. She received both a B.A. in English and J.D. in Law from the University of Idaho.
Nate Fisher is a Principal at Fisher Public Policy. He has more than 25 years of experience in natural resources, renewable energy, conflict resolution, inter-agency collaboration, governmental affairs and wildlife issues. While attending UI, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English.
Louise McClure volunteers locally and nationwide and is a longtime advocate for the arts. The university honored her and her late husband, U.S. Senator James McClure, for their contributions to the university, state and nation by renaming the UI Bureau of Public Affairs Research as the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research. While at Idaho she earned a degree in music and was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Edward Moore is the president and owner of DaviesMoore, a Boise-based full-service marketing firm specializing in brand planning, advertising and public relations. While attending the University of Idaho he studied communication with an advertising option.
Caroline Nilsson Troy is owner of the Nilsson Advisory Group, a nonprofit consulting company. Caroline previously worked 12 years at the University of Idaho and seven years at Washington State University as a fundraiser. She graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in communications.
Marilyn Roach is a devoted community volunteer and has worked in communications, TV reporting and marketing. Her interest in the University of Idaho came from her family, including her parents, Jim and Louise McClure.
Brice Sloan is a serial entrepreneur, dedicated learner and the founder of Sloan Security Group, Sloan Security Technologies, Sloan Metal Solutions and Base Strategies, a consulting practice. Sloan previously worked for the US State Department as a Foreign Service Officer. Sloan graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in History in 1993.
Georgia currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Idaho Department of Labor. She earned her degree from the University of Idaho in communications.
Matt Strange is the vice president of marketing for Avalon Health Care. He previously held communications and marketing leadership roles with Pullman Regional Hospital and the UI's College of Engineering.
Al Tovey is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and the general manager of the Wildhorse Resort in Pendleton, Oregon. While attending the University of Idaho he majored in communication.