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From The Dean

I hope all is well and each of you enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with your friends and family. As we begin 2024, I wanted to write and thank each of you for making 2023 the best year in the history of the Idaho State University College of Business. During the past twelve months, we have made extraordinary progress in every aspect of our strategic plan


Increased College and University Enrollment

Idaho State University welcomed its largest incoming class since 2014 in the Fall Semester, with nearly 26 percent more first-time undergraduate students choosing ISU than in Fall 2022.

The College of Business also had record-breaking enrollment increases - an extraordinary 9.2 percent over last year. This is the largest single year increase for the College this century.


From the Classroom to the Dunk Tank: College of Business Hosts a Variety of Student Engagement Activities

Fall semester at the College of Business is full of student engagement and learning activities, ranging from the Back to Business BBQ at the beginning of the semester to the Sales Competition at the end. All of these events, plus Professional Development Month in September, connect students with their professors and peers, as well as professionals from the College’s expansive group of business partners.


Sixth Annual Professional Development Month Sets Record Attendance

The College of Business places a strong emphasis on building a career culture among students through our unique Professional Development program. Part of the program includes Professional Development Month. Held each September, Professional Development Month is packed full of opportunities to help students become more career-ready and find internships or jobs.


Finding ROAR: the Inspiration and Empowerment Scholarships Give Students - in Their Own Words

Idaho State University’s purpose is to help students find their ROAR - their passion, their mission, their fulfillment. We want students to elevate their careers, embrace the future and do more than they ever thought they could. Though faculty and staff from all across campus come together to help students accomplish these goals, there is still a question that weighs heavily on the minds of many students - ‘How am I going to pay for this?’


Four College of Business Alumni Recognized at 2023 Homecoming Awards

Each year, Idaho State University is recognizes exceptional individuals to honor at the Homecoming Awards. This tradition brings together the Bengal community to showcase pride and recognize the influential alumni and friends who have made a significant impact at ISU and their communities. The 2023 awards featured four College of Business alumni, the most of any College.

Learn and Grow with Customized Trainings from the ISU Leadership Center

Investment in training and education programs for employees is essential. Not only does it help your organization attract top talent and increase retention, it helps your employees expand their skill set for future growth in the company. And perhaps most importantly, it keeps your organization moving forward with the ever-changing business environment.

With all of this in mind, the Idaho State University Leadership Center was born.


Enabling Success for Sales Professionals

Housed under the umbrella of the Leadership Center, the Walter Brown Center for Sales Excellence external sales trainings help companies and individuals achieve new levels of success. The Center had the pleasure of working with Consolidated Supply Co. in September.

Idaho Central Credit Union Established Endowment to Support Student Participation in Real-World Business Simulation Competition

Idaho Central Credit Union (ICCU) continues their support of the Idaho State University College of Business with the establishment of the ICCU International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition (ICBSC) Endowment. While ICCU has historically supported the College’s ICBSC team both financially and with coaching, this endowment ensures students will be able to continue participating in the competition in perpetuity.


Two New Scholarship Endowments Established

New endowments include the the Marc and Pauline Mueller Scholarship Endowment and the Bobette Wilhelm Economic Scholarship Endowment.


Welcoming New Faculty

Five new faculty members have joined the College of Business team over the past year.


Festival of Trees: Celebrating the Season and Supporting the Community

The College of Business, in conjunction with Presenting Sponsor Lookout Credit Union, once again partnered to host a local holiday favorite – the Festival of Trees. The Festival of Trees is a tradition that aims to capture the magic of the holidays while bringing the community together in support of local education and community needs.

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Writing Contributors:

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Kristine McCarty
Catherine Rider


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Dr. Shane Hunt, Dean


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