Clouser is named interim Dean of Academic Programs
Lewis-Clark State College Social Sciences Division Chair Bill Clouser has been named interim Dean of Academic Programs, college administrators announced this week.
Clouser, a former student and baseball player at LCSC during the 1960s, has been teaching Social Work courses at the college since 1985. He became Social Sciences Division Chair in 2007.
The interim position is the third appointment in LCSC's administration following the departure of President Dene K. Thomas, who accepted the presidency at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. She began her new post on July 1.
Members of the Idaho State Board of Education named Tony Fernandez, then Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, as LCSC's interim president. Fernandez, in turn, named Rob Lohrmeyer, Dean for Professional-Technical Programs and interim Dean for Academic Programs, as the interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Lohrmeyer will serve a dual role as he is still the Dean for Professional-Technical Programs.
LCSC has not filled the dean of Academic Program position full-time since Christine Pharr left in June of 2008 because of state budget issues. Fernandez served as interim Dean the following year, while Lohrmeyer assumed the position this past year. A search for the Academic Dean position will begin this fall.
Clouser attended LCSC during 1965-68 and also was a member of the Warrior baseball team. He then went to the University of Idaho and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science in 1970. He then attended graduate school at USC and earned a Master’s degree in social Work in 1972. He earned his doctorate from Case Western Reserve University.
He has worked at Community Action Agency in Lewiston, was an assistant professor at Eastern Washington, and also worked with Lewiston Head Start and the Lewiston School District. He also replaced legendary coach Dwight Church as Lewiston High's baseball coach and coached the Bengals for four seasons.