ISU Magazine

Volume 41 | Number 1 | Fall/Winter 2010

Red Hill in winter

The columns atop Red Hill in the winter.

Photo by ISU Photographic Services

Idaho State University Foundation Board Of Directors

Fall 2010 Issue

JOSEPH C. JENSEN, New York, Board chairman emeritus and lifetime Board member, is retired as President of Pfizer Inc., Animal Health Group Europe/AfME Region. The Grand Concert Hall in the Stephens Performing Arts Center bears the name of he and his late wife, Cheryl. Jensen earned his bachelor's degree in French and economics at Idaho State University. He went on to earn a Master of Business Administration degree in finance at Dartmouth College.

MICHAEL J. BYRNE, Rigby, Idaho, Phoenix, Puerto Penasco, Mexico, is past president of the Board and current chairman of the Board. He is retired as senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Byrne was lead accountant over huge multi-national corporations such as Nike, Inc., working in locations such as Portland, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Orange County, Calif., San Diego and Salt Lake City. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in business at Idaho State University.

WILLIAM M. EAMES, Lafayette, Calif., president of the Board, is president of William Eames and Associates. He is a graduate of Idaho State University's College of Pharmacy with additional management programs from Stanford University, Harvard University and Oxford University. He has been a director of several banks including Central California Bank, Western Sierra Bancorp, East County Bank and Sunrise Bancorp.

ARLO D. LUKE, Pocatello, Idaho, assistant treasurer of the Board, is president and CEO of Varsity Contractors. He joined the company in 1978 when the company was generating $8 million in sales with an employee force of several hundred. Today, company revenues exceed $250 million with more than 5,000 employees in 48 states. Luke is a graduate of Idaho State University's College of Pharmacy.

CARL K. DAVIS, Bend, Ore., secretary of the Board, retired as Vice President for Columbia Sportswear in Portland, Ore. Previously, Davis served as Vice President/Council for Nike, Inc. Davis is a graduate of Idaho State University.

SANDRA J. ALLEN, Chicago, is director of Public Relations Studies in the Marketing Communications department at Columbia College in Chicago. She is founder of S. Allen Communications. Previously, Allen was an executive with American Airlines. She holds advanced degrees from University of Rochester and Pepperdine University. Allen graduated from Idaho State University with a secondary education degree.

SUSIE BALUKOFF, Boise, Idaho, is an active community volunteer. She is past chair of Zoo Boise board. Balukoff is an active member of the board of The ALSAM (L.S. Skaggs family) Foundation, through which she participates in her family's philanthropic activities.

BRUCE BISTLINE, Boise, Idaho, is an attorney at Gordon Law Offices and a prominent advocate for social justice and excellence in education. He has taken a leadership position in supporting the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center and chairs the development board for the ISU Foundation.

JULIE M. BOYLE, Salt Lake City, Utah, is the president of Woodlands Commercial Bank. Previously, she worked as vice president and chief operating officer of American Express Centurion Bank, and president and CEO of American Express Bank. She held similar positions with GE Capital Financial and Advanta National Financial Corp. Boyle is a graduate of Idaho State University's College of Business.

GARY D. CAMPBELL, Houston, is vice president of Capital Markets for Midway Companies. Campbell has more than 30 years of banking, investing, and capital markets experience. He brings his finance and investment experience to the Foundation, and also serves on the advisory board for the College of Business and is a graduate of the College.

JOHN V. EVANS, JR., Burley, Idaho, is chief executive officer at D.L. Evans Bank, one of the largest banks in Idaho, headquartered in Burley. Evans is the son of former governor John V. Evans, Sr., and the Evans family members are longtime supporters of Idaho State University. This is Evans's second term on the Board. He also serves on the advisory board for the College of Business and is a graduate of the College of Business.

DR. H. GENE HOGE, Pocatello, Idaho, retired from a very successful dental practice to focus on promoting a new Oral Health Institute at Idaho State University. In 2008, he led 40 Rotary Clubs in southern Idaho as district governor. Gene and his wife Sue Ann are Paul Harris Fellows. He currently lectures and consults with dentists on wealth management.

DR. JAMES M. KELLY, Boise, Idaho, is a former dean of the ISU College of Business. He joined the ISU faculty in 1967 and was dean from 1969 to 1982. Under Kelly's guidance the College of Business became the first in Idaho to receive full accreditation through the AACSB. Kelly also served as dean of the College of Business at College of Idaho and St. Cloud State University. He also served as Chairman of the audit committee for Intermountain Gas.

WALLY C. KELLY, Phoenix, is president and partner at Viacom Outdoor. Kelly is a Pocatello native, who was a football standout at Idaho State University and is a strong supporter of ISU Athletics.

PAMELA K. LEMLEY, Boise, Idaho, is the co-owner and CEO of Lemley International, a project and management firm encompassing a broad cross section of engineering and construction work on mega-projects worldwide. Lemley International specializes in building tunnels and is known for its work on the Channel Tunnel (the Chunnel) between England and France. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Boise Art Museum.

SYLVIA MEDINA, Idaho Falls, Idaho, is the president and founder of Northwind, Inc. in Idaho Falls. In 2005, she was named one of the top five outstanding entrepreneurs by the Small Business Administration. Medina also designs children's television programming addressing environmental issues.

DENNIS C. MOODIE, Boise, Idaho, is president and former owner of Valley Truss Co. Inc. in Boise. He has been active in the Idaho State University's Alumni Association, both as a board member and in his support of the future Alumni and Visitor's Center. Moodie is a graduate of Idaho State University.

DOUGLAS R. PITMAN, Jackson, Wyoming, is a co-founder of Micron Technologies, one of the world's leading semiconductor companies. He graduated from the ISU College of Technology and has been a longtime supporter of that college through the Douglas R. Pitman Endowment.

JAMES E. ROGERS, Las Vegas, an attorney, is chairman of the board for Sunbelt Communications Company in Las Vegas. Sunbelt owns and operates 10 NBC or Fox-affiliated television stations in the West. Rogers also served as chancellor for the Nevada System of Education. His gift of $25 million to Idaho State University is the institution's largest gift.

DOUGLAS A. SAYER, Blackfoot, Idaho, is president and founder of Premier Technology, Inc. in Blackfoot. Since its beginning in 1996, Premier Technology has grown from three to nearly 370 employees, and ranks among the top 75 private companies in Idaho. Premier Technology is one of the leading custom manufacturers in the nation.

RON STEPHENSON, Boise, Idaho, retired as the Big Sky Conference Commissioner in 1995. After that time, he worked in commercial real estate for a number of years. Stephenson served as an assistant athletic director for two years at the University of Idaho and at Boise State University for 10 years. Stephenson is also a former president of the Alumni Association, and is a graduate of Idaho State University.

JIM TROUNSON, Boise, Idaho, secured the job as the CEO of Steele Memorial Hospital in Salmon at age 25. Shortly thereafter Trounson started America's first medical practice management company. Medical Management, Inc. - or MedMan as it came to be known - is an innovation to better manage physician practices and hospitals using shared resources and experts. They have expanded to supporting medical practices and hospitals in six states. Trounson is a graduate of Idaho State University.

ALAN K. VAN ORDEN, treasurer of the Board, is a partner at Jordan & Company Chartered in Pocatello. He is also a member of the board of the Idaho State University Tax Institute. Van Orden is a graduate of Idaho State University.

ANNE S. VOILLEQUÉ, Idaho Falls, Idaho, is an active community supporter and philanthropist. She and her partner, Louise S. Nelson, recently endowed a professorship to establish the Native American Business Administration program in the College of Business. Voillequé and Nelson are very active in the Idaho Falls arts community, including the Idaho Falls Symphony and Idaho Falls Arts Council. They are also active supporters of the Museum of Idaho and Idaho Public Television. Voillequé is a graduate of Idaho State University.