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Staff and Contacts

Idaho State University’s administration and staff are dedicated to supporting student’s success through the management of operational functions and quality customer service.


Chief Financial Officer (Interim)

Brian Hickenlooper

Office: Finance and Administration

(208) 282-3540

University Finance Operations

Budget, Finance, Controller


Vice President, Student Affairs (Interim)


Lowell Richards  

Office: Student Affairs

(208) 282-2315

Responsible for Student Welfare

Career Center, University Housing, Student Life, Veteran Student Services, Disability Services, Counseling and Testing 


Vice President, Research

 Neels Van der Schyf, Ph.D.

Office: Research/ Graduate School Dean

(208) 282-3134

Coordinate University research programs

Research Integrity, Research & Development Support, Research & Innovation in Science & Engineering, Technology Transfer, Research Contracts, ID Museum of Natural History




Vice President, Kasiska Division of Health Sciences

Rex Force, Pharm. D. 

Office: Kasiska Division of Health Sciences/ Meridian Health Sciences Center

(208) 282-3848

Oversee Health Sciences colleges and programs

Division of Health Sciences, ISU-Meridian


Vice Provost for Academic Strategy and Institutional Effectiveness 

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Selena M. Grace

Office: Academic Affairs

(208) 373-1874

Accreditation, Institutional Effectiveness, Institutional Research, Strategic Planning, AA Financial Analysis, Institutional and Program Analysis, AA Policies, Special Projects, Support Operational Needs of Deans, Assessment, ISU-Idaho Falls, ISU-Twin Falls 


Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management

Scott Scholes

Office: Enrollment Management

(208) 282-4220

Admissions, Recruiting, Registrar, Central Academic Advising, International Programs Office, Scholarship Office, Student Success Center 


Associate Vice President, Undergraduate Affairs

Joanne Tokle, Ph.D.

Office: Undergraduate Affairs

(208) 282-2934

Curriculum Management, GenEd, GERC, Curriculum Council, Student Petitions, Program Proposals, ITRC, Early College


Associate Vice President, Academic Operations and Technical/Radiation Safety Officer

Richard Brey, Ph.D.

Office: Academic Affairs

(208) 282-3627

Records Management, Class Fee Management, AA Facilities Requests, Contracts, Legal, TSO (TEMP), Academic Space Issues, Campus-wide safety compliance and management 


Faculty Affairs Coordinator

Margaret Johnson, Ph.D.

Office: Academic Affairs

(208) 282-2537

Faculty Senate, Tenure & Promotions, Sabbaticals


Director, Institutional Research

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Vince Miller

Office: Academic Affairs, Institutional Effectiveness

(208) 282-1045

Analytics, Data Collection, and Reporting


EVPP Management Assistant

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Cali Bell 

Office: Academic Affairs

(208) 282-2171

Executive support to the Executive Vice President & Provost


Management Assistant 

Patricia (Paddy) Sant

Office: Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management

(208) 282-4220

Executive support to Academic Affairs


Academic Affairs Financial Analyst

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Cody Fitch

Office: Academic Affairs

(208) 282-1318

Financial analyst support to the EVPP for Academic Affairs' academic and non-academic units


Project Manager

Darren T. Blagburn

Office: Academic Affairs, Institutional Effectiveness

(208) 373-1846

Project Management and University Strategic Planning



Chief Information Officer


Randy Gaines

Office: Information Technology Services

(208) 282-2873

Information Technology management






Director, Human Resources


Brian Sagendorf

Office: Human Resources

(208) 282-2517

University human resources






Associate Vice President, Facilities


Cheryl Hanson

Office: Facilities Services

(208) 282-2533

Facilities Management



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