Aberdeen agribusiness leader Dirk Driscoll named to Idaho State University Foundation Board of Directors
October 26, 2012
Aberdeen agribusiness leader Dirk Driscoll has been named to the Idaho State University Foundation Board of Directors.
Driscoll is well known and respected within the agribusiness community. As a managing partner of Driscoll Brothers Partnership, the brothers oversee the farming of more than 20,000 acres of potatoes, wheat, sugar beets and corn. They own and operate Driscoll Potatoes Inc., a fresh potato packaging facility in American Falls that packs and ships potatoes throughout the United States.
In addition, the family owns and operates a trucking company, a truck repair and service center, a wholesale and retail oil and fuel company as well as a grain elevator.
An active member of the community, Driscoll served on the Bingham County Planning and Zoning Commission, the executive board of the Grand Teton Council of the Boy Scouts of America and has recently served as president of the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce.
He and his wife Dayna are the parents of two sons, three daughters and have 12 grandchildren.
"We are fortunate to have Dirk Driscoll join the ISU Foundation Board," said Arlo Luke, ISU Foundation Board President. "A major industry in our region is agriculture and Dirk and his family are recognized as having one of the most successful and respected organizations in the industry. His great experience in agriculture and business will be invaluable."
Joe Jensen, a member of the Foundation Board who nominated Driscoll, said that he was thrilled that Driscoll accepted the position.
"He is a very successful business leader and strong supporter of the local community," Jensen said. "He represents an area where I feel our Board is underrepresented."
Kent Tingey, ISU Vice President for University Advancement noted that Driscoll has been an important contributor to numerous worthwhile causes in Southeast Idaho.
"His unselfish service, charitable giving and caring for others have profoundly impacted the lives of many," Tingey said. "His appreciation for the value of education and his understanding of how education undergirds the economic success of our region will greatly benefit the mission of Idaho State University."
In acknowledging his appointment Driscoll said, "I am honored to be asked to serve as part of the Idaho State University Foundation. I am excited to serve with President Vailas and all those associated with him in the administration and the ISU Foundation. I have always been interested in ISU and appreciate the great benefit and asset it is to Pocatello and our surrounding communities, and the excellent education that it provides to the students who attend Idaho State University."