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Pauline Thiros named ISU Associate Vice President for Development; ISU Foundation names two new board members, Troy Bell, Bill McNabb

April 9, 2015
ISU Marketing and Communications

Pauline Thiros has been named the new Idaho State University associate vice president for development in the ISU Foundation.

The ISU Foundation also named two new board members, Troy Bell, president and CEO of TanaBell Health Services, and Bill McNabb, owner of McNabb Farms and McNabb Trucking.

Pauline Thiros“Pauline is an enormously talented development professional and leader. Her capacity to achieve results is a tremendous asset for Idaho State University,” said Kent Tingey, vice president for advancement. “On behalf of both the Foundation Board of Directors as well as the University, we welcome Pauline to this new and critical assignment.”

“We are pleased to have both Bill McNabb and Troy Bell join the ISU Foundation Board,” Tingey said. “Their commitment to our University is absolute, and as private, foundation and corporate support become increasingly important to University success, these two will add significantly to an already outstanding Foundation Board of Directors.”

Thiros replaces Scott Turner, who retired this month. Thiros has served in various roles for the ISU Foundation since 1997, most recently as director of planned giving. Prior to that, she was director of alumni relations for two different periods, ISU Capital Campaign director and director of development.

“I am very excited to serve Idaho State University in this capacity,” Thiros said. “The current development team is extremely talented, and as a Carnegie High Research Institution, Idaho State University is in a unique position to meet the challenges of the future and deliver a tremendous product to our students. I am honored to lead the effort to develop the private support so critical to achieving our mission in Idaho and beyond. It is a great feeling to be able to serve my alma mater.”

In her tenure with the Idaho State University Foundation, Thiros has facilitated or secured a number of multi-million dollar gifts to the ISU Foundation. She has consulted in the field of major gift fundraising and is a highly sought after speaker on the topics of university development, board development and planned giving.
Thiros earned her undergraduate degree in health care administration from ISU in 1994 and a Master of Physical Education Degree in athletic administration in 1999. She is a former Bengal volleyball player who was named to the ISU Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

Thiros is married to Danny Thiros, who is district sales manager for Nicholas & Company Foodservice Distributor. The couple has a daughter, Zoe, 14, and son, Dean, 10. They are active supporters of ISU athletic and cultural events and support the ISU volleyball program, various scholarships and alumni center and have supported the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Troy Bell and his wife Jamie support basketball, football and track and field at ISU. Troy is a former Bengal football student athlete who graduated in health care administration from ISU and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. He and Jamie co-own and operate TanaBell Health Services’s three long-term health care facilities including Copper Summit Assisted Living and Quinn Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center in Pocatello, and McCall Rehabilitation and Living Center. Jamie participated in track and field and graduated from the ISU College of Technology. She serves on the ISU Alumni Association Board of Directors.

McNabb is the owner of McNabb Farms, specializing in cow-calf and grain operations. McNabb Grain and Trucking is based out of Southeast Idaho and serves Idaho, Utah and Oregon. This latter company also serves as wholesale purchaser of wheat commodity, purchasing wheat from Idaho farmers and selling grain to companies. In addition, this company specializes in the commercial cleansing of specialized wheat products for the production of cereals. Because of his various business endeavors, McNabb has business and personal contacts in the trucking, agricultural, energy and food production industries. Bill and his wife Lisa, from Pocatello, are strong supporters of ISU athletics.


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