Andrew R. Fields, Ed.D., CEO
Andrew R. Fields, Ed.D, CEO of University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene, has over 25 years of higher education leadership experience in academics, administrative services and student services. He is a student-focused, collaborative and a systems-thinking leader with talent in managing complex organizations through collegiality and respect. Mr. Fields is focused on strategic planning and innovative program development to support the mission of the university statewide while meeting the needs of a rapidly growing and changing community in northern Idaho.
Mr. Fields is a true lifelong learner. He holds several degrees, including a Doctorate in Educational Administration and Leadership, a Master of Business Administration with a focus on Executive Leadership, a Master of Science in Adventure-Based Management and Outdoor Leadership, a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Recreation, an Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies, a Certificate and an Associate of Science in Welding and an Associate of Science in Industrial Technology. In addition, he has completed over 15 professional certifications.
Mr. Fields has created, enhanced and managed innovative programs for several colleges and universities, including Stanford University, Shasta College, Central Washington University, California State University East Bay, University of California Davis and University of the Pacific, Stockton. Mr. Fields has held several positions including dean, director and faculty. He is an advocate for great instruction, prioritizing students and creating an exceptional student experience. Mr. Fields directly attributes his career advancement to education and is passionate about bringing higher education opportunities to all communities.