September's Upbeat Breakfast is sponsored by Exbabylon Professional IT Solutions. This month we will hear from the three chief academic leaders in our community: LCSC President, Cynthia Pemberton; University of Idaho, President C. Scott Green; and North Idaho College, President Rick MacLennan. The presidents will address how higher education can better address the business the needs of the Coeur d'Alene community.
President Rick MacLennan, North Idaho College
Rick MacLennan began serving as the president of North Idaho College on July 1, 2016. Prior to his return to the Northwest, Dr. MacLennan served for six years as president of Garrett College, one of Maryland’s sixteen comprehensive community colleges. He began his higher education career as a returning adult student at Portland State University, where he held a veterans work-study job in the office of the vice president for student affairs while completing his undergraduate degree. After graduating from PSU and completing the College Student Services Administration master’s degree program at Oregon State University in 1985, Dr. MacLennan served in various student affairs leadership roles in Louisiana and Washington State—most recently as the vice president for student services from 1998 to 2010 at Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington.
President Cynthia Pemberton, Lewis-Clark State College
Dr. Cynthia Pemberton became the 16th president of Lewis-Clark State College in 2018, arriving at LC State after serving two years as vice president for academic affairs at Colorado Mesa University. Pemberton also served as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Dickinson State University from 2012-2016, and before this held a number of positions, including associate and interim dean of the graduate school, at Idaho State University. Originally from Medford, Ore., Pemberton holds a bachelor’s in biology and psychology from Willamette University, a master’s in interdisciplinary studies: physical education, psychology, and nutrition from Southern Oregon University, and an Ed.D. in education leadership from Portland State University. Pemberton is a two-time Fulbright awardee and was also a four-time swimming All-American at Willamette University. Her 2002 book, “More Than a Game: One Woman’s Fight for Gender Equity in Sport,” and 2012 book, “Getting There: Women’s Journeys to and through Educational Attainment,” received Phi Kappa Phi Bookshelf Awards.
President Scott Green, University of Idaho
C. Scott Green took office as the 19th president of the University of Idaho on July 1, 2019. President Green joins U of I as a highly accomplished executive with a career in global finance, operations and administration. He is also a proud alumnus of the university, graduating in 1984 with a bachelor of science in accounting. Born in Moscow, Green’s family moved to Boise, where he graduated from Boise High School. Following his degree from the University of Idaho, the third-generation Vandal went to work for Boise Cascade Corporation. He went on to attend Harvard Business School and received a Master of Business Administration in 1989. Green went on to leadership in global law firms, including service as CEO at Pepper Hamilton and as executive director at WilmerHale. He most recently served as the chief operating and financial officer for Hogan Lovells, one of the largest law firms in the world, with annual revenues of over $2 billion.
Upbeat Breakfast occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. On average, 150 members attend, making it one of the most popular networking events in our community. Trade tables allow members to display their business and briefly address the group. The program features a different speaker each month, highlighting various topics of interest. With a reservation, the cost is $17 and includes breakfast and coffee. Cost for attendees without a reservation is $25.
For additional information or to reserve a trade table contact, Brenda Young, Vice President of Programs, 208.415.0110, or Brenda@CdAChamber.com.
- Breakfast is $17 with RSVP or $25 at the door.
- Cancellations must be received by noon the Friday before breakfast for a refund.
- To reserve a trade table, contact Brenda at 208-415-0110.