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C of I hires two directors in College Relations

The College of Idaho has hired successful fundraiser Jack Cafferty and long-time educator Sally Skinner as director of development and director of alumni and parent relations, respectively.

Cafferty earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the C of I in 1997. He has worked for The Peregrine Fund since 2001, most recently as interpretive center director, managing the operations of the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center and leading Treasure Valley development activities.  During his tenure, Cafferty orchestrated significant gifts from corporations, foundations and private individuals for operating support, capital campaigns and planned giving. As director of development, Cafferty will manage the College’s fundraising department, which currently is in the midst of its Advance The Legacy campaign to raise $175 million by 2016.

Skinner comes to the College after a 34-year career as a teacher and administrator in the Boise and Meridian school districts. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education and administration at the C of I in 1978 and 1981, respectively, and has remained active as an alumna ever since. She first served on the College’s National Alumni Board in the early 1990s and recently returned to the Board as a Treasure Valley area representative.  As director of alumni and parent relations, Skinner will oversee the College’s efforts to cultivate relationships with alumni and friends, involve parents of current students and engage alumni in events both on and off campus.  

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit