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Executive Officer, Southeast Region

It is an exciting time to serve as Executive Officer of the University of Idaho in Idaho Falls. We have a rich, 60-plus year history of offering outstanding educational programs in southeastern Idaho.

The Idaho Falls Center plays an important role in meeting the educational needs of this economically vibrant region. Our long-standing relationship with the Idaho National Laboratory and our sustained affiliation with businesses, non-profits and other educational institutions in southeastern Idaho provide incredible momentum for the future.

The University of Idaho offers an educational product that is respected throughout the state, nation and world. In Idaho Falls, our focus on delivering innovative interdisciplinary education and research programs in a student-focused environment benefits hundreds of students currently seeking advanced degrees.  We are fortunate to be situated in a unique hub for researchers who work to support the nation’s energy future and homeland security needs. 

As a graduate of the University of Idaho, I am convinced of the importance of the statewide mission of our great university.

I would like to personally invite you to visit us. Our advisors are always willing to discuss the next steps and educational opportunities for you as you consider joining the Vandal family.

Warm Regards,


Marc Skinner
Marc Skinner, Ph.D., Executive Officer Southeast Region

The University of Idaho appointed Marc T. Skinner to the position of executive officer of the southeast region. As executive officer, Skinner will provide administrative leadership for U of I’s Idaho Falls Center, act as a catalyst to support academic programs, faculty and staff in southeast Idaho, and collaborate with the Idaho National Laboratory, local industry and other university partners.

Before coming to U of I, Skinner served in a joint appointment as associate dean of interdisciplinary studies and director of inter-university relations at Brigham Young University-Idaho. In these roles, Skinner oversaw BYU-Idaho’s interdisciplinary degree programs and collaborated with higher education and industry leaders to create accelerated degree programs. Prior to his position at BYU-Idaho in 2008, Skinner served for nine years as the assistant director of the School of Journalism and Mass Media at U of I. From 2003 to 2006, he served a concurrent appointment as assistant director of development for U of I’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. Skinner earned his doctorate in education with an emphasis in higher education administration from U of I.

“I am thrilled to join the University of Idaho family as executive officer of the southeast region,” Skinner said. “The Idaho Falls Center has an important role to play in meeting the strategic goals of the university. U of I offers an educational product that is respected throughout the state, nation and world. I look forward to taking an active role in the collaborative effort required to meet the educational needs of the people of Idaho, particularly in this growing region of the state.”


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