Francisco Salinas serves as Boise State University’s first Director for Student Diversity and Inclusion. The position was created at the request of students who were seeking to increase the love of influence and consistency associated with diversity efforts on campus, especially within the arena of student affairs. Francisco has been in this position since the fall semester of 2008. Previous to this role, he has served as the Director for Washington State University’s Student Support Services program (TRiO), the Director of Multicultural Affairs for the University of Idaho and the Director of Multicultural Student Services for both Skagit Valley College and Spokane Community College. He earned his Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Washington and his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and American Ethnic Studies also from the University of Washington. He has taught courses in Chicano Studies, American Ethnic Groups, Career Development and Civic and Ethical Foundations. Francisco is one of the founding Co-Presidents for the Latino Chapter of the Boise State University alumni Association and is a board member for Radio Boise. He is also proud to hold the distinction of having been able to serve as the founding advisor for the state of Idaho’s first Latina founded sorority and Idaho’s first Latino founded fraternity. When he is not working, you can find him seeking out music or art related garage sale treasures or playing foosball.