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Marc Skinner

Marc Skinner

Dr. Marc Skinner recently rejoined the University of Idaho in 2024 where he serves as CEO for the University of Idaho—Idaho Falls center, a role he held previously.

From 2018 to 2023 he served as chair of the Department of Communication at Brigham Young University-Idaho, one of the university’s largest academic programs currently serving 1,500 majors and 330 minors. The department experienced explosive growth, particularly through innovative online offerings with more than 2,200 students from around the world enrolled in online communication courses.

During his previous leadership as CEO of the University of Idaho—Idaho Falls Campus (2015-2018) Marc provided vision and leadership to increase visibility and influence for the university in Southeast Idaho, including strengthening community relationships, providing outreach to business and other entities, and continued collaboration with the Idaho National Laboratory. During his leadership student enrollment at the Idaho Falls Center increased by more than 30% and the number of research grant proposals and related funded proposals increased by more than 50%. Marc led the collaborative writing and adoption of the memorandum of agreement for joint admissions and joint enrollment between the University of Idaho and the College of Eastern Idaho (the first of its kind in Idaho).

Marc has enjoyed more than 25 years of experience in higher education leadership including roles faculty member, associate dean of Inter-disciplinary studies, director of inter-university relations, and work in fund-raising and development.

A native of northern Idaho, Skinner grew up in Moscow, Idaho. His wife, Alisa Limburg Skinner, is from Pullman, Washington. Both graduates of the University of Idaho, Marc and Alisa are parents of five children. Together they enjoy the beautiful outdoors, college basketball, Lake Coeur d’Alene and anything involving their family, especially their six (soon to be seven) grandchildren.

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