June 24, 2014
LEWISTON, Idaho - Lynn Mathers is retiring as chair of the Business Technology and Service (BTS) Division at Lewis-Clark State College. Her last day at the college is June 30.
Effective July 1, the new BTS division chair will be Jason Blazzard, currently LCSC Web Development professor/advisor.
Lynn Mathers began her career at LCSC in 1981 as a Medical Secretary instructor for the School of Vocational Education. In 1984 she became the division chair for the Office and Business Technology Program (which later became Business Technology and Service).
In 1991 she left LCSC and moved to Vancouver, Washington to be assistant dean at the Vancouver Branch of Washington State University. After eight years in that position, she took a leave of absence to “take a life’s adventure” working as tour manager and director of marketing for Taquan Air, a float plane company in Ketchikan, Alaska. She returned to LCSC in 2000 to find her previous position as BTS division chair open again. She has remained BTS division chair for the past 14 years.
“I continued to do whatever I could to help students receive the education and training that brings them joy in their life's work,” said Mathers. Her motto was “Education for Productive Lives.”
Jason Blazzard joined Lewis-Clark State College in 1997 and the Business Technology & Service Division in 2000. He earned his MBA from Washington State University in 1995, focusing on decision science and information systems. Blazzard earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University in 1993.
He launched the Web Development degree program at LCSC in 2001 and led the AAS and BAS programs through 2014. Blazzard received the LCSC President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2014 and an Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 2000. He is married and has six children who range in age from 13 to 21.
“We wish Lynn a happy and relaxing retirement,” said Dr. Rob Lohrmeyer, Dean for Professional-Technical Programs at LCSC. “I would like to thank Lynn for her service to LCSC and her commitment to students' success.”
“I look forward to working with Jason in the coming years as he takes the reins of the BTS Division,” Lohrmeyer added.
For more information please contact Dr. Rob Lohrmeyer at 208.792.2225 or RLohrmey@lcsc.edu.