University of Idaho Foundation Names New Executive Director

Tuesday, July 15 2014

MOSCOW, Idaho – July 14, 2014 - The University of Idaho today announced the appointment of Bob Weis as the executive director of the University of Idaho Foundation in Moscow. Weis will begin serving in this role on August 1, 2014. 

“It’s a great honor to be part of the Vandal family and to have the opportunity to provide strategic leadership and management for the University of Idaho’s outstanding Foundation and its excellent staff,” said Weis. “I look forward to working closely with the board of directors, President Staben, and his senior leadership team to make the University of Idaho the best it can be.”

In his new leadership role, Weis will be responsible for board relations, financial operations, investment management and administrative oversight. The position reports to the Foundation’s board of directors and works closely with the university’s president and his senior leadership team, representing the Foundation to the broader university community.

Prior to joining the UI, Weis served as senior vice president of worldwide sales for Corsair, account director for Microsoft, and vice president for the Americas consumer operation for Hewlett-Packard. He is skilled in executive development and career planning, motivation techniques, and team management and has consulted with individuals and Fortune 500 business teams.

“The Foundation board of directors are very fortunate to have Bob's extensive leadership experience and management background,” said Laine Meyer, chair of the Foundation’s board of directors. “We feel his business background and demonstrated management philosophies align very well with the strategic vision and plan of the Foundation.”

Weis received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington State University and has served on the WSU board of directors in addition to corporate and non-profit boards. Weis replaces Nancy McDaniel, who retired after 16 years at the university, serving the last 8 years as Executive Director of the Foundation.


Tara Roberts
UI Communications 
(208) 875-7725

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