Dean for Community Programs and Governmental Relations
Kathy L. Martin joined LCSC in 1995 as the director for Distance Learning and has served as Dean for Community Programs since 2001 and for Governmental Relations since 2012. She is responsible for overseeing directors of e-Learning Services (formerly Distance Learning), Outreach Centers in Coeur d'Alene, Grangeville and Orofino, Summer School & Special Programs, Continuing Education & Community Events, AmeriCorps and Service Learning, Center for Arts & History, Clearwater Valley Educational Talent Search, and the Region II Idaho Small Business Development Center. Recent campus involvement includes President’s Council, Provost’s Council, Deans' Council, and Advertising Committee. Kathy served for two years as chair of the Professional Staff Organization and received the Professional Staff of the Year award in 2002, served three years as chair for the Compensation Review Committee, and chair for the Instructional Calendar Committee.
Kathy earned a BPS, Business from Barry University, Miami, FL and MS, Management from Troy State University, Troy, AL. Most of this coursework was accomplished as a non-traditional student via night school and weekend college while working full time. She has also taken post-graduate coursework at University of Idaho.
She was the 2006 chairman of the board for the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce, continues to serve on the board as ex-officio for LCSC to the Lewis Clark Valley Chamber, and chaired the Governmental Affairs Committee for seven years - which she continues to be an active member. Kathy participates in numerous collaborative activities and events to benefit community organizations. Professional organizational memberships include University Professional Continuing Education Association and Association for Continuing Higher Education.
Kathy previously worked with Extension Programs and the Academic Dean's Office for National College in Rapid City, as a telecommunications analyst/consultant for Fortune 500 companies in San Antonio (Datapoint Corporation) and Miami (Ryder System), and with her husband owned a security officer business in Miami.
A Lewiston native, Kathy and her husband, Randy, returned in 1995 after a 23 year absence. During his 20 year career serving with the U.S. Air Force, they lived in Montana, South Dakota, Texas, Germany and Florida. Randy is an associate professor of business at LCSC. Their daughter and her family also live in Lewiston.