News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

April 25, 2011 — Vol. 27 No. 17

Hatzenbuehler to Lead Division of Health Sciences

Linda Hatzenbuehler

Idaho State University has announced the appointment of Linda Hatzenbuehler as the permanent executive dean and associate vice president for the ISU Division of Health Sciences.

"I am delighted at the overwhelming support for making Dr. Linda Hatzenbuehler the permanent executive dean of the Division," said Gary Olson, ISU provost and vice president for academic affairs. "She has great vision and many talents that will lead the division to new levels of excellence."

Hatzenbuehler has served in this position in an interim capacity since last August.

"It is an honor to lead the Division of Health Sciences as executive dean," Hatzenbuehler said. "I have already enjoyed working with our outstanding faculty and staff. I look forward to enhancing ISU's distinction as the leader in the state for health programs."

Prior to ISU's reorganization last summer, Hatzenbuehler had been interim associate vice president for health education at ISU since 2009, and prior to that was the dean of the Kasiska College of Health Professions for 13 years.

The primary mission of the ISU Division of Health Sciences is to enhance the quality of life of the residents of Idaho and the greater community through education, research and service. The Division evolved from the first college in the state of Idaho dedicated to the education of health professionals.

The ISU Division of Health Sciences consists of the College of Pharmacy, the Kasiska School of Health Professions, the School of Nursing, the School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences, and the Office of Medical and Oral Health.