Tom Insko, an Eastern Oregon University alumnus, is the institution’s 12th president. Prior to his selection in May by the Oregon State Board of Higher Education, he served as area manager of Boise Cascade’s Inland Region in La Grande.
During his 20 years with Boise Cascade, Insko held positions from administrative analyst to area manager with responsibilities for all inland manufacturing facilities and sales organization for the composite panel business. He also managed state and federal forest policy for the company and serves on the Oregon State Board of Forestry and the Western Resources Legal Center.
Insko’s ongoing involvement with the university includes two terms as president of the EOU Foundation and several years as a Foundation trustee. He is also a member of EOU’s newly formed governing Board of Trustees.
A native of eastern Oregon, Insko grew up on a family farm 35 miles north of La Grande. He earned two degrees from EOU in mathematics and business economics and played intercollegiate basketball for the Mountaineers. He holds a master’s of business administration from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.