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Finalists announced in ISU vice president for advancement search

September 4, 2019

POCATELLO–Idaho State University has invited five finalists to visit campus Sept. 9-20 as part of the search process to hire a new vice president for university advancement. 

Each candidate will visit Pocatello over a two-week period to meet with alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the University. Resumes, biographies and campus visit schedules for the five finalists are available for review online at isu.edu/vpsearch. Feedback about each candidate will also be collected through the website until Sept. 20.

In order of their scheduled campus visits, the five finalists are Matt Butts, Kim Nynoni, Dan Montoya, John Welty and Kyle McGowan. Each finalist will share brief remarks and answer questions at an open forum. Members of the public and encouraged to attend, and the forum will stream live on Idaho State’s YouTube channel.

• Matt Butts, Public and Community Forum, Sept. 9, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Pond Student Union Quad Lounge

• Kim Nynoni, Public and Community Forum, Sept. 11, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Pond Student Union Salmon River Suites

• Dan Montoya, Public and Community Forum, Sept. 16, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Pond Student Union Quad Lounge

• John Welty, Public and Community Forum, Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Pond Student Union Little Wood River Room 

• Kyle McGowan, Public and Community Forum, Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Pond Student Union Quad Lounge

Preparations for the national search began in April 2019, and the process will end with a final selection later this month. The successful candidate will replace current Vice President for University Advancement Kent Tingey, who announced his retirement after nearly 30 years of service at Idaho State.


Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral high research activity university and teaching institution founded in 1901, attracts students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls and Twin Falls, ISU has nine Colleges, a Graduate School and a Division of Health Sciences that together offer more than 250 certificate and degree programs. More than 12,000 students attend ISU. Idaho State University is the state's designated lead institution in health professions.