Campaign Volunteer Summit

Friday, November 10, 2023 at the Alumni & Friends Center


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Speaker Bios

Argia Beristain

Argia Beristain

Argia Beristain is the Senior Associate Vice President for Development at Boise State University and Adjunct Faculty member for the Basque Studies Program and the Honors College. She leads the Academic and Athletics-based major gift fundraising teams at Boise State, including gift planning and corporate and foundation engagement.

Liz Clark

Liz LaPolt Clark is Vice President for Policy and Research at NACUBO and a member of the NACUBO executive leadership group. She has been widely quoted in the press and is a sought-after speaker on how Washington politics and federal policies impact higher education. Liz got her start on Capitol Hill opening Cornell University’s first Washington, DC-based federal relations office. Also in her career, she has led federal affairs for the State University of New York (SUNY) System and for Oregon State University. At NACUBO, she heads the team responsible for analysis of federal regulatory and legislative actions, research, and communications.
Jeremiah Dickey

Jeremiah Dickey

Jeramiah Dickey was named Boise State University’s Director of Athletics on Jan. 2, 2021, joining the Broncos from Baylor University, where he had served as Associate Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics since February 2017.

An El Paso, Texas, native, Dickey also previously spent time at the University of Akron, serving as Assistant Athletic Director for Development (2007-10), and at the University of Texas at El Paso (2003-06), working primarily in development and marketing and promotions.

Dickey earned a bachelor’s degree in sport management from the University of Texas in 2004 and a master’s of sport science and coaching from Akron in 2018. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have a daughter, Emerson, and two sons, Elijah and Easton.

Alicia Estey

Ms. Estey was named Chief Financial and Operating Officer and Vice President for Finance and Operations in March 2023. Ms. Estey served as Vice President for University Affairs and Chief of Staff from October 2019 through March 2, 2022. She joined Boise State in 2006 as the Special Assistant to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and has held several positions since, including Director of Regulatory Compliance, Director of Tax Compliance, and Executive Director of Institutional Compliance and Ethics.

Prior to her arrival at Boise State, Ms. Estey worked in tax at the J.R. Simplot Company.

She holds a BBA in Accountancy from Boise State, a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho.
Matthew Ewing

Matthew Ewing

Matthew Ewing is Boise State University’s Vice President for Advancement where he leads Boise State’s comprehensive campaign, Unbridled, and serves on Dr. Tromp’s executive leadership team. Under his leadership, Boise State raised a record total of more than $58.5 million in gifts during fiscal year 2023, exceeding the record set in fiscal year 2022 by $2 million.

He was previously the vice president for development and CEO of the Foundation at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where his responsibilities included spearheading the launch of the university’s second comprehensive fundraising campaign, and laying the groundwork for a strengthened culture of accountability, transparency and teamwork in the university’s fundraising and alumni engagement efforts.

As the former associate vice president for development at Boise State University, Ewing led fundraising for the university’s top philanthropic priorities, including a three-year scholarship campaign that raised more than $52.2 million – more than twice the campaign’s goal. Before joining Boise State, Ewing spent eight years in a variety of leadership and fundraising roles for the Indiana University Foundation.

Ewing has a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science and a Master of Science in kinesiology, both from Indiana University. He also graduated from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business executive management program.
Andrew Finstuen

Andrew Finstuen

Andrew Finstuen is Dean of the Honors College, Associate Vice President for Strategic Planning, and Executive Director of the Institute for Advancing American Values. He has published with Oxford University Press and co-produced the documentary An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story, a film that continues to air nationwide.
Nancy Glenn

Nancy Glenn

As Vice President of Research and Economic Development, Dr. Nancy Glenn leads Boise State’s research enterprise, which had a record-breaking $91M in awards in FY23. VP Glenn oversees research policy and strategy at Boise State, working with Boise State’s community and partners to engage in the excitement of knowledge discovery and the research process. She brings a deep commitment to developing positive relationships, and an entrepreneurial approach to building research and economic development, and combining these to help others succeed.
Randy Hales

Randy Hales

Randy is a seasoned executive that has served as the CEO for five different companies with billions in world-wide revenues. Mr. Hales brings extensive business experience in leadership, strategic planning and execution, business development, manufacturing, product management, marketing, sales and global operations. His experience includes leading both private equity-backed ventures and public companies.

Jana LaRosa

Jana LaRosa, AVP for Research Advancement and Strategy in the Division of Research at Boise State University, directs the Center for Research & Creative Activity, connecting researchers to responsive and integrative resources to enhance faculty success in research mobilization, cross-campus and community connectivity, growth as research leaders, and overall experience and success by ensuring programmatic sustainability through tactical support, education and training, and project management.
Royanne Minskoff

Royanne Minskoff

A proud Bronco through and through—she graduated from Boise State University in
1977 with a BA in Theater Arts, she served as a Senator for the College of Arts and
Sciences, and as the ASBSU representative on the Boise State University Faculty
Senate. While at Boise State, she became a property manager and worked in the
Boise State University Library Curriculum Resource Center to pay for her college
education. Before graduation, she took an entrance level accounting job for a local
manufacturer that landed her a marketing/product development career with
Owens-Corning Fiberglas in New York City. For the last 38 years she has been the
asset manager and president of her family’s commercial real estate.

Minskoff is extremely committed to the arts, higher education, and her community.
An experienced nonprofit board leader, she is the past president of the Idaho Public Television Foundation, BCT, the Foundation for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and Boise State University Foundation. She has served on the boards of the Boise School Education Foundation, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and with her husband Alan, co-chaired the highly successful capital campaign to build the Idaho Shakespeare Festival amphitheater. She was the first community representative to the Board of Governors of the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts; she was Idaho’s first trustee on TCG’s National Council for the American Theatre, and she was a grant panelist for the NEA. She has advised nonprofit organizations, on governance, board development and fundraising. Minskoff has been awarded Boise City Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the March of Dimes White Rose and the Silver Sage Girl Scouts Women of Today and Tomorrow.
Stacy Pearson

Stacy Pearson

Stacy Pearson has served in the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President for Finance and Administration for the past 19 years, most recently at Washington State University and Boise State University prior to that. Her career in higher education spans over 30 years including the Oregon University System and the Idaho State Board of Education. Her leadership experience covers many disciplines including board relations, governance, organizational effectiveness, finance, treasury, budget, capital planning, information technology, human resources, governmental relations, internal audit, ethics, compliance, risk management, real estate, emergency management and campus safety and security. Stacy has been an active participant and presenter for higher education professional organizations including the National Association of College and University Business Officers (“NACUBO”). She currently serves on several boards including the Boise State University Foundation, Inc., Friends of Idaho Public Television, the Downtown Boise YMCA Project Task Force, and The Cabin-A Center for Readers and Writers. Past board appointments include College Spark Washington, Pullman Moscow Regional Airport, and the Saint Alphonsus Health System. She previously served as a commissioner for the Capital City Development Corporation in Boise Idaho. She received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Boise State University and was named as the Idaho Business Review’s Woman of the Year for 2013.

Stacy earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Idaho and a Master of Public Administration degree from BSU.
Jeremiah Shinn

Jeremiah Shinn

Boise State University named Jeremiah Shinn as Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management in December 2022.

Shinn was the Vice President for Student Affairs at Louisiana State University since 2019. Prior to his work at LSU, he served in various administrative and student development roles at Boise State University over nine years, most recently as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.

Prior to his time at Boise State, Shinn worked at Indiana University and Eastern Michigan University. He is a proud graduate of Arkansas Tech University (B.S.), the University of Michigan (A.M.), and Eastern Michigan University (Ph.D.). He has served as an active volunteer for numerous other higher education and professional organizations during his career, including seven years on the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors board, where he also served as president in 2013. He currently serves on the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Board of Directors and on the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators James E. Scott Academy Board. Shinn is a frequent presenter and national voice on higher education and student affairs. In addition to being a full time administrator, Shinn is an active teacher and researcher.


12:00 – 1:15 pm Campaign Volunteer Leadership Luncheon

1:30 pm Welcome Remarks
Randy Hales, Chair of Campaign Committee

Blueprint for Success & Campaign Pillars
Matthew Ewing, Vice President, University Advancement
Andrew Finstuen, AVP for Strategic Planning & Special Initiatives

2:20-4:45 pm Breakout sessions
Boise State by the Numbers: Financials at a Glance

Liz Clark, Vice President for Policy and Research for the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO
Alicia Estey, Chief Financial and Operating Officer at Boise State
Stacy Pearson, Retired CFO/VP for Finance and Administration, Foundation Board Member

The Future of Research at Boise State

Nancy Glenn, Vice President, Research and Economic Development
Jana LaRosa, Assistant VP, Research Advancement and Strategy

What’s your role in this campaign?

Royanne Minskoff, Campaign Committee Member
Argia Beristain, Senior Associate VP, Development

5:00 – 5:30 pm Closing Session Shaping the Conversation: Talking Points for Success
Jeramiah Dickey, Athletic Director
Matthew Ewing, Vice President of University Advancement
Jeramiah Shinn, Vice President of Student Affairs

5:30 – 7:00 pm Volunteer Appreciation Reception

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you or to see you. Give us a call or stop by and let’s chat!

Phone: (208) 426-3276
Address: The Alumni and Friends Center at 1173 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706.