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Idaho State University Mourns the Loss of a Valued Team Member

November 30, 2020

Michael J. DesFosses, a longtime member of the Idaho State Bengal family, passed away last week. Michael came to the University in 2011 and was promoted to the position of Custodian Foreman in 2019.

The University has been in touch with Michael’s family, and asks each of you to keep them in your thoughts during this very difficult time.

Michael was known for his upbeat, can-do attitude. He often went above and beyond in his duties and took great pride in being a Bengal. His work family will remember his willingness to jump in and provide help, and to those he supervised, he was a trusted leader. 

The news of Michael’s passing may come as a shock, and it can be difficult to process. The ISU Counseling and Testing Center has put together a resource guide to help those coping with this loss. To receive additional mental health support in dealing with this loss, please remember that all benefit-eligible employees have up to five free counseling sessions during each benefit year through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP). To utilize EAP services, contact the University’s EAP provider, ComPsych at 1-877-427-2327, or visit their website for additional details. 



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