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Finance VP James Fletcher taking personal leave from University

August 1, 2016

Idaho State University Vice President for Finance and Administration James A. Fletcher has taken personal leave. President Arthur C. Vailas made the announcement Monday morning to staff in the Office of Finance and Administration.

At the meeting, Vailas also named Brian Hickenlooper, assistant vice president, as interim chief financial officer.

“ISU greatly appreciates Jim’s contributions to the overall stability and financial strength of our institution,” said Vailas. “Jim remains a part of our Bengal family.”

Hickenlooper will now assume all roles and responsibilities associated with the position of chief financial officer.

“Brian brings more than two decades of financial experience to this position, and he is more than prepared to continuing to maintain ISU’s strengths,” Vailas said.

Hickenlooper started at ISU in 2010 as a university business officer before assuming his role as assistant vice president two years ago. Prior to coming to ISU, Hickenlooper was employed as the chief financial officer of Cassia Regional Medical Center in Burley.

“I am ready to step into this position and use my talents and abilities to lead the financial operations,” Hickenlooper said. “I will remain focused on maintaining ISU’s proven financial practices while building upon recent progress and advancement.”

For inquiries related to today’s announcement, please call (208) 282-1442.