President's Cabinet


Dr. Kent Tingey

Dr. Kent Tingey
Vice President for University Advancement
Administration 264, President's Suite
921 S. 8th Ave, Stop 8024
Pocatello ID, 83209-8024
(208) 282-3198

Dr. Kent Tingey is vice president for university advancement.  He is responsible for the advancement of the University through public and government relations, marketing, development, and alumni relations. Under his direction the University raised $152.5 million in its first-ever capital campaign.  Dr. Tingey has been with ISU for 17 years. Prior to that, he served as the Executive Assistant to U.S. Congressman Wayne Owens in Washington D.C.


Mr. James A. Fletcher

Mr. James A. Fletcher
Vice President for Finance and Administration

Administration 237
921 S. 8th Ave, Stop 8219
Pocatello ID, 83209-8219
(208) 282-2404/3540
Fax: (208) 282-4725

James A. Fletcher was appointed to the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration and Bursar in July 2007. Mr. Fletcher most recently served as the Vice Chancellor of Administration at the Texas A&M System in College Station, Texas. He has also previously served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Howard University, University of Colorado, and Morehouse College. Prior to that he worked in senior financial administration positions at the IBM and Unisys Corporations.


Dr. Howard Grimes

Dr. Howard Grimes
Vice President for Research & Economic Development

Office of Research
Administration Building 248
921 S. 8th Ave, Stop 8130
Pocatello ID, 83209-8130
(208) 282-2654

Dr. Grimes currently serves as the Vice President for Research and Economic Development at Idaho State University where he leads initiatives in biomedical research, renewable energy research, nano-material development for innovative sensor design, and environmental, geoscience, and geospatial data networks. Southeastern ID is an ideal location for expanding commercial efforts in renewable energy (esp. wind and geothermal). As the former V.P. for Research & Dean of the Graduate School, he led the largest growth in grant funding in WSU history (85%, since FY08). Other achievements include: Expanded graduate student enrollment & interdisciplinary programs at WSU; Integrated research & grad. school programs, resulting in new NSF & NIH funded multidisciplinary Ph.D. training grants; Created new international education & research opportunities through university exchange programs established with China & others; Served on Gov. Gregoire's 2010 China trade delegation; Achieved international recognition for WSU, a leader in basic & transitional plant science research (ranked #2/ #8); Acquired unique infrastructure to facilitate studies spanning the array of the "-omics"; genomics, proteomics, metabolomics & phenomics; and forged a network of government, universities, the DOD, national labs & the private sector to advance research to the private sector.

To facilitate innovative research, Grimes has led the development of collaborative teams able to provide solutions for major problems facing our planet and its inhabitants. Dr. Grimes is an elected Fellow of the AAAS. He has published extensively on areas ranging from molecular biosciences to developing new paradigms for facilitating plant biotechnology development in the developing world.


Dr. Patricia Smith Terrell

Dr. Patricia Smith Terrell
Vice President for Student Affairs

Hypostyle 284
921 S. 8th Ave, Stop 8123
Pocatello ID, 83209-8123
(208) 282-2315
Fax: (208) 282-3719

Dr. Patricia Smith Terrell was appointed Vice President for Student Affairs in July 2011. She is responsible for co-curricular services, activities and programs that enhance the quality of student life, facilitate and advance learning, and contribute to the University's mission to develop global citizens who provide leadership to enrich a diverse society. She previously served as the chief student affairs officer at the University of Kentucky and Utah State University and in student affairs administrative roles at Southern Methodist University and the University of Louisville.


Dr. Laura Woodworth-Ney

Dr. Laura Woodworth-Ney
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Administration 264, President's Suite
921 S. 8th Ave, Stop 8063
Pocatello ID, 83209-8063
(208) 282-2171
Fax: (208) 282-4487

Currently the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Woodworth-Ney previously held the position of Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Idaho State University. Her former administrative appointments include chair of the department of history and co-director of women studies. A prolific scholar of history and the humanities, Woodworth-Ney has authored more than 30 articles, book reviews, and scholarly essays, as well as three books (several co-authored). Woodworth-Ney is a graduate of the Bryn Mawr HERS Institute for higher education leaders, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University, Provo. An award-winning editor, she is the former editor-in-chief of Idaho Yesterdays, the state historical society's scholarly journal; a founding co-editor of Idaho Landscapes, the Idaho State Historical Society's magazine of Idaho history, politics, and culture; the founding editor of the Women's Western Voices book series at the University of Arizona Press; and is a member of the editorial board for the Pacific Northwest Quarterly. Woodworth-Ney earned a bachelor degree in English from the University of Idaho, and a PhD in American history and public history from Washington State University.


Randy Gaines

Randy Gaines
Chief Information Officer

Information Technology Services (ITS)
Business Administration B24
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8037
Pocatello, ID 83209
(208) 282-2873

Randy Gaines has served as Chief Information Officer since 2004, but has worked at ISU for almost 25 years. Randy initially came to ISU to help start the University's video distance Learning program and later served as Media Center Manager before becoming CIO. Outside of Information Technology Randy has helped teach Freshman Seminar while at ISU, and is currently serving as an I Love ISU Team Captain. Randy also serves on ISU's Accreditation Steering committee. Prior to coming to ISU Randy served as Pocatello Bureau Chief for KIFI TV news and worked for KIFI TV's Idaho Video.


Jenny Semenza
Faculty Senate Co-Chair

Associate University Librarian for Public Services/Associate Professor
Eli M. Oboler Library
921 S. 8th Avenue Stop 8089
Pocatello, ID 83209-8120
Phone: 208-282-2581

Jenny Lynne Semenza is the Associate University Librarian for Public Services. She was elected to serve as Co-Chair of the Faculty Senate for 2014-2015. A tenured faculty member she has been working at the Oboler Library for the past 18 years in varying public services capacities. She has served on many University committees including Faculty Senate, General Education Requirements Committee, Curriculum Council, Budget Council, and University Web Development. Her service has also included committees at the library such as Space Planning, Database Assessment, and Events/Public Relations. Her current research interests include knowledge management, effective learning spaces, and innovative library practices.


Clayn Lambert
Faculty Senate Co-Chair

Senior Instructor, Instructional Technology Consultant
General Education Department
College of Technology
Roy F. Christensen Complex
921 S. 8th Avenue, Stop 8380
Pocatello, ID 83209

Clayn is Senior Instructor and Faculty Coordinator in the Technical General Education program at the College of Technology, as well as a PhD student in Instructional Design program in the College of Education. Clayn was elected to serve as Co-Chair of the Faculty Senate for 2014-2015 and is committed to working closely with faculty to maintain faculty voice in academic policy and procedure at ISU. A twelve year veteran of ISU, Clayn teaches at the prerequisite and undergraduate levels and works with students in the College of Technology to satisfy their General Education requirements, as well as to acquire skills that lead directly to employment following graduation.


Sydney Sharp
President, Staff Council

Grounds and Landscaping
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8137
Pocatello, ID 83209
(208) 282-3833

Syd has been with ISU full time since 1991 in the Grounds Department. As a small engine mechanic for the Grounds Department, he is responsible for the maintenance of all grounds equipment. He is also a Certified Track and Field official, and is responsible for getting volunteers certified. He has been officiating track for over twenty years at both the college and high school levels..


Kyle Son
ASISU President

Pond Student Union 215
921 S. 8th Ave, Stop 8125
Pocatello ID, 83209-8125
(208) 282-3435
Fax: (208) 282-4164


Jeff Tingey

Mr. Jeff Tingey
Athletic Director

Holt Arena, P.O Box 8173
550 Memorial Drive
Pocatello ID, 83209-8317
(208) 282-4064

Jeff Tingey became Athletic Director in July 2009 after serving as Interim Athletic Director and as the Assistant Director for Marketing and Corporate Sales. Tingey oversees all aspects of Idaho State's 15-sport athletic program.

In 2006-07, Tingey spent a year at Brigham Young University, where he handled the marketing profile for football, coordinating game-day presentation, scripts, and pre and post-game activities for the football team. Tingey also coordinated many athletic department special events and trade accounts.

Tingey graduated from Weber State University, where he ran track from 2000-2002. He also served as a marketing intern before he was hired as Weber State's Assistant Marketing Director.

Tingey is a Pocatello native, having lettered in track and football at Highland High School. He attended Ricks College where he played football and ran track before serving a two-year LDS mission to Fresno, Calif. He and his wife, Amber, have a young son, Ammon.


Larry W. Satterwhite

Larry W. Satterwhite
Alumni Board President 2013-2015

Graduated ISU '70, BA History and received his Regular Army commission as 2Lt, Air Defense Artillery branch. He retired in 1993, after twenty-three years of service as Lieutenant Colonel. Following his retirement he began his second career working in the high tech industry in Boise and Seattle focusing on human resources, college recruiting, immigration and project management. He continues to serve as training consultant in a part-time capacity following his second retirement in 2009. He resides in Boise with his wife Janet, and continues to be active with various outdoor activities, golf, "geezer men's" softball and community service projects.


Stacey Gibson

Stacey Gibson
Director of Equal Opportunity

Affirmative Action & Diversity

Stacey Gibson was appointed Director of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Diversity in 2012. She spent the previous 6 years in ISU's Human Resources. She also oversees the Diversity Resource Center, the Anderson Gender Center and serves as the university's Title IX Officer. Prior to coming to ISU Stacey spent 14 years in the heavy equipment and automotive industries.


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209