LEWISTON, Idaho – Martin Gibbs has been appointed interim dean of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Lewis-Clark State College, beginning July 1, 2020, it was announced on Thursday. Gibbs, current chair of LC State’s Humanities Division, replaces Mary Flores who has announced her retirement after more than 30 years of service to the college.
Gibbs, an associate professor, came to LC State in 2008 to teach in the Spanish Language program. In 2013, he was selected as chair of the Humanities Division. He earned a B.A. in Spanish and an M.A. in Latin American Literature from Brigham Young University. He has served on numerous college committees including the Petition and the Marketing and Promotion committees.
“Mr. Gibbs has a record of strong leadership and excellence in teaching at LC State,” said LC State Provost Lori Stinson. “We are fortunate to have someone of Martin’s caliber willing to serve LC State in this capacity. I am looking forward to working with him in this new role.”
The School of Liberal Arts & Sciences is home to the Humanities, Movement & Sport Sciences, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, and the Social Sciences divisions, as well as Early College Programs. The Liberal Arts & Sciences dean plays a key role in General Education and serves as the LC State representative to the Idaho State Board of Education General Education Committee.