Brightest and Best
Don Hall

Don Hall

Education:
Bachelors of Science - Human Resource Training and Development, 2007
Advanced Occupational Specialist in Law Enforcement

Profession:
Director of the Law Enforcement Program at the College of Southern Idaho

Interests/Hobbies:
Hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, guns, Jiu Jitsu, and traveling with my family.

Latest Accomplishment:
While Mayor of the city of Twin Falls, 2010-2012, we hired a new City Manager and we were able to attract Chobani Yogurt Factory to our community. This is the largest Yogurt Factory in the world at just under a million square feet. This will provide hundreds of jobs for our community. Currently I serve as the Vice-Mayor and after this year I will have served 8 years on the City Council.

Why I Do What I Do:
Most of my professional life I have been in the public sector. A few years back I went into the private sector for a few years which was a great experience. What I found during that time is that am hardwired to work for the public. I must work with the community in one capacity or the other.

Words of Wisdom:
In our world today I see so many people living in the past or so worried about the future that they live in it. My philosophy is to learn from the past, plan for the future, but live in the present.

ISU Recollection:
The path to ISU was formed by my experience with CSI. I remember how supportive both Lesa Wagner, ISU Assistant Director and Chris Vaage, ISU Director in CSI for ISU, were to me as I ventured into uncharted waters. They always were encouraging and with Lesa also continuing her experience I had the opportunity to get to know her better in classes that we attended together.

ISU Experience:
Education was never a priority with my family growing up so I was the first to go on and receive any post-secondary education. My experience with ISU was positive and has opened doors to different career paths that I have taken in my life. The ability to go on with your education locally cannot be underemphasized. I would never have been able to go to Pocatello or Boise to continue my education because of my local obligations. The partnership that CSI and ISU have formed has made local education a reality for many in our area.