News Release

Stinson named LCSC Interim Provost and VP for Academic Affairs

Lewis-Clark State College President J. Anthony (Tony) Fernández has named Dr. Lori Stinson as LCSC Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Stinson is currently Chair of Nursing and Health Sciences at LCSC. She will be assuming her new duties in late May. Dr. Carmen Simone, current Provost and VP for Academic Affairs, accepted a position as President of Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad, Colorado.
Stinson has been Chair of Nursing and Health Sciences at LCSC since 2007. She joined the LCSC faculty in 1984 and served as an Instructor until 1986. Stinson rejoined the LCSC faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1997. She has also worked as Community Health Nurse with the Suquamish Tribe in Washington; Public Health Nurse with the Seattle-King County Public Health Department; Rural Health Volunteer with the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic; and ER and Staff Nurse at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow.
Stinson earned a B.S. with a focus on Nursing from the Washington State University Intercollegiate Center for Nursing in Spokane. She completed her Masters of Nursing at the University of Washington School of Nursing in Seattle and her PhD in Adult Education/Anthropology from the University of Idaho.
Stinson is a member of several professional organizations, holding various leadership positions including current positions as co-chair of the Idaho Nursing Action Coalition Education Action Team and current President of the Council of Nursing Education Leaders. Nurse Leaders of Idaho (NLI) named Stinson Outstanding Nurse Leader of 2012.
"We are very fortunate to have someone with Lori's qualifications to assume the leadership role of Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs," said President Fernández. "I have every confidence in her abilities and look forward to working with her in the coming year."
"I am honored to be selected and look forward to an exciting and challenging year working with President Fernandez, as well as the outstanding administrative team and faculty at LCSC," Stinson said.