LaNae Poulter

LaNae Poulter

University Scheduling Manager


LaNae Poulter grew up in Menan, Idaho, where she later raised her own family. She earned an associate degree through Ricks College and then completed her bachelor’s degree in vocational education and corporate training through Idaho State University. She received both her master’s degree and doctorate in education through the University of Idaho. LaNae has been employed at BYU-Idaho for thirty-one years and has previously held positions with the university under public relations, university communications, the communication department as an adjunct faculty, and event management.  

LaNae is the mother of five children, and the grandmother of twenty-three grandchildren. Two of her grandchildren are currently attending BYU-Idaho. Throughout her life, Sister Poulter has held numerous callings, including ward and stake Primary president, Young Women advisor, Sunday School teacher, Relief Society presidency member, ordinance worker for the Rexburg Temple, and Primary pianist. 

Spiritual Preparation

Please respond to one or more of the questions below on the devotional discussion board:

You have chosen well in choosing BYU-Idaho a part of your lifelong learning experience. As part of the Church Educational System, this school’s continued operation since 1888 attests to the eternal importance of gaining knowledge. President Russell M. Nelson has shared these insights: "Your mind is precious! It is sacred. Therefore, the education of one’s mind is also sacred. Indeed, education is a religious responsibility…." (Russell M. Nelson, “Education is Sacred,” Daily Joy, p. 18 Deseret Book, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2020.)

Education is a responsibility, an opportunity, and in many ways a sacrifice. Who is sacrificing to give you the opportunity of an education at BYU-Idaho? Explain briefly.