Lunches with Leaders discussion with Rob Spear

Lunches with Leaders

Lunches with Leaders | Meet, Eat, Listen & Engage

This monthly lunch series provides an opportunity for students to meet with campus and community leaders in a small conversational setting.  Learn from our speakers’ stories and the journey they have taken to get where they are.

Join us one Wednesday a month at 12:30 pm in the Clearwater Room on the first floor of the Idaho Commons. Free lunch is provided.

Dr. John Foltz

Wednesday, September 17th
John Foltz; Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dr. John Foltz has been Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences since 2004.  He works with student academic issues involving grades, curricula, counseling and student organizations among other areas.  In addition, he oversees student recruitment and retention efforts for the College as well as efforts in the area of scholarships, internships and job placement.

Prior to his appointment as Associate Dean, Dr. Foltz served as a Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, with an area of expertise in Agribusiness Management.  He taught courses in the department’s agribusiness curriculum, which included a capstone class for graduating seniors, an agribusiness sales class, and a course on agricultural cooperatives. Other classes he has taught included introductory agricultural economics and upper-level agribusiness management classes.  He is an award-winning teacher and advisor, having received his College’s Outstanding Advising award, and the University of Idaho award for teaching excellence.  He is also a 7 time recipient of the University of Idaho’s Faculty Excellence Award, chosen by award recipient students as their most influential faculty member.


Wednesday, October 15th
Wednesday, November 19th (Aurora Room, Fourth Floor of the Idaho Commons)