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Caroline Faure Named Chair of the Human Performance and Sport Studies Department

September 12, 2022

In the Fall 2022 semester, Dr. Caroline Faure took on a new role as department chair for the Idaho State University College of Education’s Department of Human Performance and Sport Science. 

Faure has served at ISU for 19 years, starting in 2003 as a visiting instructor and then becoming a professor in 2007. Known around campus as “Smitty,” Faure has made deep connections in our community, and hopes to continue to do so in her new role. Faure has a doctoral degree in educational leadership, a master’s degree in athletic administration, a bachelor’s degree in education and physical education, and a bachelor’s degree in general studies from ISU. She also has an associate’s degree in liberal arts from the College of Southern Idaho. 

In her career, Faure has served as an NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative, the director for the Center for Sports Concussion at ISU, and the assistant director of outreach sports medicine services for the Portneuf Medical Center Sports Medicine Institute. Faure hopes to build upon the previous success of the department. She believes that the key is to trust in the faculty and ensure they have the tools and support they need to continue their good work. 

 “I am approachable and always willing to help. I genuinely want to see all students succeed in their chosen paths,” she said. 

In her free time, Faure competes as a swimmer and triathlete across the country. She and her husband enjoy spending time at their home in Las Vegas, where they prefer the pools and palm trees to the casinos.



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