J. Anthony “Tony” Fernandez has been named president of Lewis-Clark State College. Fernandez served previously as vice president / provost at LCSC before he was named interim president in April 2010 after the departure of then-president Dene K. Thomas.
He has been involved in higher education since earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in biological sciences from California State College, Fullerton in 1970. He later earned his Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1975 in plant pathology.
He currently serves on the Idaho Workforce Development Council, is chair of the Governor’s Idaho Health Professions Education Council, and is a member of the Regence Blue Shield of Idaho board of directors.