Executive Director

Our Interim Executive Director

The Rural Institute Executive Director, Marty Blair, has been named the Vice President for Research at Idaho State University in Pocatello. We wish him well with his new adventure!

We welcome Kari Harris as our Interim Executive Director.

Message from the Executive Director

The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities fosters research partnerships, provides education and training, and offers services that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.

We value our relationships with advocates, families, funders, researchers, policy-makers, and local, state, and national agencies. These relationships take us across Montana and into rural and urban communities across the U.S. and beyond.

We are successful when we harness the strength of the community to meet challenges and address needs. We are committed to supporting children, youth, and adults with disabilities fully participating in their communities. We appreciate your continued partnership and look forward to more opportunities for learning and growth.

Click here to learn more about the Executive Director postion.

The priority application deadline is August 1, 2022.