Robert Sobotta

Speaker Name

Robert Sobotta
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Institution Name
Lewis-Clark State College
Speaker Bio
Bob Sobotta, a Nez Perce Tribal member and lifelong resident of Lapwai, Idaho, is the Director of Native American, Minority & Veterans’ Services at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. He has been involved in education within Idaho the past thirty-two years and has been employed with LCSC since 1992. Bob received his bachelor’s degree in Social Science-Secondary Education from LCSC (1989), and a master’s degree in Education Administration from the University of Idaho (1996). Working at LCSC, Bob has been a leader and advocate of multicultural education focusing on recruitment, retention, outreach and cultural awareness programming. Along with a variety of campus committees, Bob currently serves on the State Board of Education’s Idaho Indian Education Committee and also serves on the Native American Inter-Institutional Collaborations Committee (WSU, UI, LCSC, NIC & NWIC). Bob also served as the Head Boys Basketball Coach from 2016-2019 at Lapwai High School which won the 2017 & 2018 Idaho Boys State 1A Championship. Bob is married to wife Angel, and together they have four children: Payton (20), Glory (18), Grace (17) and Faith (13).