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Administrative Staff

Tracie Chandler

Tracie Chandler

Administrative Assistant

Office: BA 510


Tracie serves as an Administrative Assistant in the Student Services office in the College of Business. She greets students entering the office and helps locate the appropriate resources and contacts for student needs. Tracie mainly serves as the assistant to the Undergraduate Programs Director and providing general student assistance. She is happy to help students with any questions.  

Deb Gerber

University Budget Officer

Office: BA 203 - Main Floor

(208) 282-3770

Gail Hunt

Administrative Assistant

Office: BA 510

(208) 282-2504

MS University of Illinois
BS University of Illinois

Gail Hunt has been the Administrative Assistant in the 510 Suite since 2014. She helps with various aspects of the Graduate Programs and can advise on the graduate admission process. Gail is also the assistant for Professional Development events, the CPI process, and student leadership. Stop by and visit Gail anytime for any questions you may have; if she can’t help you, she will find out who can.

Kristine McCarty

Director of Graduate Studies

Office: BA 510B

(208) 282-2966

MBA Idaho State University
HBA Idaho State University

Kristine is the Director of Graduate Studies for the College of Business, overseeing advising and recruiting activities for the graduate programs. She earned her Honors Bachelor of Arts in anthropology with a minor in marketing in 2014 and her Master of Business Administration with a marketing emphasis in 2017. She has worked in her position in the College of Business since 2015.

John Ney

Assistant Dean, Director of Professional Development, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Office: BA 510

(208) 282-3637

MA Gonzaga University
BS University of Idaho

John served as the Senior Manager of Customer Operations and Marketing for a local start-up cell phone company, Syringa WIreless LLC from 2007-2012. He has been the Vice President of Customer Operations at Project Mutual telephone (PMT) in Rupert, Burley and Twin Falls. Prior to that he worked for GTE/Verizon for eight years in Everett, WA; Dallas, TX and St. Louis, MO. John also does private consulting work in the areas of marketing and management. He is a fourth generation Idahoan.

Suzette Porter

Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Office: BA 202

(208) 282-3585

BS University of Northern Colorado

Suzette grew up in Colorado and has been in Idaho for just over 17 years. She worked for the College in 2000 for three years before moving to Malad for her husband’s job for nine years, and then returned to the College of Business five years ago working as an Admin in the MBA Program before moving back to her administrative position in the main office. Suzette not only assists the Dean, but also works closely with the faculty and assists students with projects and events.

Tara Smith

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Office: BA 510D

(208) 282-3856

Master of Public Administration, ISU

B.A. Communication, University of Wyoming

Tara joined the College of Business in 2018 after earning her Master's in Public Administration from ISU.  Tara oversees all aspects of undergraduate students such as advising, recruiting, awarding scholarships, and commencement.  Tara began working at ISU in 2011, where she handled employer relations for the Career Center.  

Kelsey West

Director of Marketing and Communication

Office: BA 510A

(208) 282-3108

BA Idaho State University

Kelsey started her journey at the College of Business working as a graphic design student intern in the Career Path Internship program for the College’s marketing director at the time. Upon graduating from ISU, Kelsey joined the Idaho State Journal as their Digital Marketing Specialist- helping to grow and establish the company’s digital advertising department, ISJ Media. After two years, Kelsey was given the opportunity to join the College of Business once more as the Director of Marketing and Communication. She now oversees and develops the College’s marketing and public relations strategies and promotional materials.