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Staff and Contacts

Idaho State University’s administration and staff are dedicated to supporting student’s success through the management of operational functions and quality customer service.


Chief Financial Officer (Interim)


Brian Hickenlooper

Office: Finance and Administration

(208) 282-3540

University Finance Operations

Budget, Finance, Controller






Vice President, Student Affairs


Pat Terrell, Ph.D.

Office: Student Affairs

(208) 282-2315


Responsible for Student Welfare

Career Center, University Housing, Student Life, Veteran Student Services, Disability Services, Counselling and Testing 






Vice President, Research


Neels Van der Schyf, Ph.D.

Office: Research/ Graduate School Dean

(208) 282-3134

Coordinate University research programs

Research Integrity, Research & Development Support, Research & Innovation in Science & Engineering, Technology Transfer, Research Contracts, ID Museum of Natural History




Vice President, Kasiska Division of Health Sciences


Rex Force, Ph.D.

Office: Kasiska Division of Health Sciences/ Meridian Health Sciences Center

(208) 282-3848

Oversee Health Sciences colleges and programs

Division of Health Sciences, ISU-Meridian


Vice Provost for Academic Strategy and Institutional Effectiveness


Selena M. Grace

Office: Academic Affairs

(208) 282-1874

Accreditation, Strategic Planning, AA Financial Analysis, Institutional and Program Analysis, AA Policies, Special Projects, Support Operational Needs of Deans, Assessment, ISU-Idaho Falls, ISU-Twin Falls






 Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management


Scott Scholes

Office: Enrollment Management

(208) 282-4220

Admissions, Recruiting, Registrar, Central Academic Advising, International Programs Office, Scholarship Office, Student Success Center






Associate Vice President, Undergraduate Affairs


Joanne Tokle, Ph.D.

Office: Undergraduate Affairs

(208) 282-2934

Curriculum Management, GenEd, GERC, Curriculum Council, Student Petitions, Program Proposals, ITRC, Early College






Associate Vice President, Academic Operations and Technical/Radiation Safety Officer


Richard Brey, Ph.D.

Office: Academic Affairs

(208) 282-3627

Records Management, Class Fee Management, AA Facilities Requests, Contracts, Legal, TSO (TEMP), Academic Space Issues, Campus-wide safety compliance and management






Faculty Affairs Coordinator


Margaret Johnson, Ph.D.

Office: Academic Affairs

(208) 282-2537

Faculty Senate, Tenure & Promotions, Sabbaticals






Director, Institutional Research

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Vince Miller

Office: Academic Affairs, Institutional Effectiveness

(208) 282-1045

Analytics, Data Collection and Reporting







 EVPP Management Assistant


Cali Bell

Office: Academic Affairs

(208) 282-2171

Executive support to the Executive Vice President & Provost





Management Assistant


Kelly Plummer Sherrard

Office: Academic Affairs/Enrollment Management

(208) 282-4220

Executive support to Academic Affairs





Project Manager


Darren T. Blagburn

Office: Academic Affairs, Institutional Effectiveness

(208) 282-1846

Project Management and University Strategic Planning



Chief Information Officer


Randy Gaines

Office: Information Technology Services

(208) 282-2873

Information Technology management






Director, Human Resources


Brian Sagendorf

Office: Human Resources

(208) 282-2517

University human resources






Associate Vice President, Facilities


Cheryl Hanson

Office: Facilities Services

(208) 282-2533

Facilities Management


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Dr. Laura Woodworth-Ney

Executive Vice President & Provost

Laura Woodworth-Ney was named Idaho State University's Executive Vice President and Provost August 14, 2016.  Previously, she served as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs since June 24, 2013, and as ISU’s Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for three years before that.

As the Executive Vice President and Provost (EVPP) she is the Chief Academic Officer of the University. The EVPP has oversight over units that directly impact instructional, academic and research programs. This would include the following administrative units: (1) outreach campuses/centers; (2) student affairs; (3) research, (4) finance and administration; (6) libraries; and (7) divisions, institutes, centers, and colleges. In addition, the EVPP develops and assures compliance with administrative directives that support the mission of the University.

Woodworth-Ney is nationally active on topics related to higher education and access and is Idaho's representative on the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's Academic Forum.  She chairs ISU’s Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment Council and is responsible for ISU’s regional accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Woodworth-Ney's former administrative appointments at ISU include chair of the Department of History and co-director of Women Studies. She also served on the ISU Faculty Senate, both as a senator and as an elected member of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee. Woodworth-Ney, who has been at ISU since 1999, has authored more than 30 articles, book reviews, and scholarly essays, as well as three books (several co-authored).

Woodworth-Ney earned a bachelor degree in English from the University of Idaho, and a Ph.D. in American History and Public History from Washington State University.

Woodworth-Ney, a native of Rupert, is a fourth-generation Idahoan.


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