Council on Academic Affairs and Programs

The Council on Academic Affairs and Programs (CAAP) is a working group for the Instruction, Research, and Student Affairs (IRSA) Committee. CAAP makes recommendations to IRSA on instructional programmatic matters, student affairs, and related policy issues. This group is primarily comprised of the Board’s Chief Academic Officer and the chief academic officers of the institutions and agencies.

CAAP Members

  • Denise Aberle-Cannata, Chair
    Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
    College of Western Idaho
  • TJ Bliss
    Chief Academic Officer
    Office of the State Board of Education
  • Lori Barber
    Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
    College of Eastern Idaho
  • John Buckwalter
    Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Boise State University
  • Fredrick Chilson
    Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of Graduate Students
    Lewis-Clark State College
  • Valerie Martin Conley
    Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Idaho State University
  • Torrey Lawrence
    Provost and Executive Vice President
    University of Idaho
  • Adrian San Miguel
    Director of Program Services
    Idaho Career & Technical Education
  • Todd Schwarz
    Provost
    College of Southern Idaho
  • Kassie Silvas
    Interim Provost
    North Idaho College
  • Eric Studebaker
    Director, Student Engagement and Safety Coordination
    Idaho State Department of Education