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Office of the Vice President of Finance and Administration
Administration Building
Room 211
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3168
Moscow, ID 83844-3168
Phone: (208) 885-6174
Fax: (208) 885-5504

Division of Finance & Administration

UI Announces New Vice President for Finance

Brian Foisy

The University of Idaho has hired Brian R. Foisy as the vice president for Finance. His first day at UI is August 31.

He most recently served as vice president for Administration and Finance at Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota.

Brian brings decades of experience and leadership in higher education budgeting and finance to UI. Those skills and perspectives will help us continue to excel as an institution.

Brian has a bachelor’s degree and Master of Accountancy from Southern Utah University, where he also served as budget director from 1999 to 2004. He served as the assistant commissioner for financial services at the Office of the Commissioner for Higher Education in Salt Lake City from 2004 to 2008, and the vice president for Finance and Administrative Services at Utah College of Applied Technology from 2008 to 2010.

At UI, Brian will be the university’s chief financial officer and serve as a member of the executive leadership team. The vice president for Finance provides vision, leadership, and budgetary and administrative oversight for the Division of Finance, including major functional units of University Controller; Auxiliary Services; and Budget and Human Resources.

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To Provide essential leadership in an environment that promotes distributed yet integrated management productivity and accountability toward accomplishment of the university’s strategic mission, goals, objectives and strategies while ensuring proper stewardship of the institution’s facilities, finances, personnel and communication infrastructure.


Our vision is to provide supportive operations and networks that facilitate accomplishing the University’s strategic goals (Teaching and Learning, Scholarship and Creative, Outreach and Engagement & Organization, Culture, and Climate) through actions and decisions that reflect and demonstrate employee empowerment, creativity, flexibility, Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, Trust and Quality. We will stay focused and develop infrastructure for growth of research and outreach, while maximizing the effectiveness of all of our buildings, grounds, infrastructure and facilities. And we understand that we operate within a changing market and we will remain flexible, adaptive, invest in our people and manage for change.

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