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.


Linwood G. Vereen, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Faculty Senate Co-Chair

Department of Counseling
921 S. 8th Avenue Stop 8120
Pocatello, ID 83209-8120
Phone: 208-282-2304
Fax: 208-282-2583

Linwood G. Vereen is a Professor in the Department of Counseling. A native of Connecticut, Dr. Vereen began work at Idaho State University in 2004. Dr. Vereen has served as a committee member of the Athletic Advisory Board and currently serves as Director of the ISU Pocatello Counseling Clinic.


Sara Knudson

Sarah Knudson, MS, CCC-SLP
SLP Clinic Director
Faculty Senate Co-Chair
Clinical Associate Professor
Clinic Director, Online Program Director
Communication Sciences & Disorders
921 So. 8th Ave, Stop 8116
Pocatello, ID. 83209

Sarah is Clinical Associate Professor in Communication Science & Disorders, CSED Online Program Director, and Speech Pathology Clinic Director. In the Spring of 2013, Sarah was elected to serve as Co-Chair of the Faculty Senate and is committed to working closely with faculty to maintain faculty voice in academic policy and procedure at ISU. A nine year veteran of ISU, Sarah teaches at the undergraduate level and works with students in the Speech Pathology Master's Program to obtain clinical affiliations and practicum experiences within community settings.


Weston Whitworth

Weston Whitworth
President, Staff Council

Administration 317K
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8219
Pocatello, ID 83209
(208) 282-3375

Weston is the Staff Council President for the 2013-2014 year. He is a Senior Accountant in Finance & Administration and is responsible for Banner student accounting functions, including oversight of the CASHNet payment system. Weston is an ISU alum, graduating in 2002 with a Bachelors of Business Administration. After graduating, Weston worked in public accounting for several years before returning to ISU. He has been with ISU for 5 years and has enjoyed the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, and students.


Matt Bloxham

Matt Bloxham
ASISU President

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

Born in Pocatello and a graduate of Blackfoot High School, Matt is a true Idaho native. He is the oldest of three children and will be the first in his family to receive a Bachelor's degree. Matt is the ASISU Student Body President, and is looking forward to a fun and exciting school year. Currently a student in the Division of Health Sciences, Matt began as a Nursing student and along the way found that Health Care Administration was a much better fit for him. He plans to graduate this May and pursue an MBA starting summer 2013. Matt is also a member of Alpha Kappa Psi and a former ASISU Senator.


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.

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