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Arlo Luke

Treasurer - Ex Officio Emeritus Director

Arlo Luke grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho. He and his wife, Jackie, were married when Arlo came to then Idaho State College to major in Pharmacy. As a student, Luke worked afternoons and at night cleaning residences and businesses to support his family. He and Don Aslett formed Varsity Contractors and, by the time they graduated, they had many other students working for their facilities maintenance company.

Following Luke's graduation, he practiced Pharmacy while maintaining part time the small college built business.  The business continued to grow and Arlo decided to go full time with the facility maintenance business and part-time Pharmacy.

 The company expanded dramatically over the years and now has contracts throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, they have organized other companies in diverse industries. Arlo served for years as the CEO and then Chairman. He is now retired but remains serving in the community.

He is active in Rotary, Idaho State Civic Symphony, Camerata Singers, and serves on several  boards like the Idaho State University Foundation,  Boy Scouts of America, Portneuf Medical Center, Valley Pride, Bannock Development,  and his church. In addition, Luke is Chairman of the Idaho International Choir Festival and the annual Messiah Sing-in. Luke's generous gift to ISU established the Arlo and Jackie Luke Promenade at the L.E. & Thelma E. Stephens Performing Center.