Cathy Silak serves as Dean of Concordia University's School of Law, soon to be opened in Boise, Idaho. She joined the university in 2008 after serving as President and CEO of the Idaho Community Foundation, a statewide public charity based in Boise, since 2004. Prior to 2004, Cathy Silak was a Partner with Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley from 2001-2004.
Cathy Silak was the first woman in Idaho appointed an appellate judge in 1990 and was appointed to the Idaho Supreme Court in 1993, serving until 2000.
Cathy Silak holds a BA in both Sociology and French Literature from New York University. She received her MA in City Planning from Harvard University and her J.D. from the University of California School of Law. Cathy Silak went on to earn her LL.M degree from University of Virginia Law School in 1995.
Cathy lives in Boise, ID and is married to Nicholas G. Miller. Cathy and Nick have three adult children, daughters Hartley and Martha, and son, Michael.