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Brian Sagendorf Named Vice President for Operations

December 22, 2022

Brian Sagendorf

After an extensive national search, Idaho State University has named Brian Sagendorf Vice President for Operations. 

Sagendorf has served as interim Vice President for Operations since January 2022. In his position, he supports several units on campus, including Human Resources, Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability, Public Safety, Facilities Services, and University Events. Prior to this interim role, Sagendorf served as Idaho State University's Chief HR Officer since 2013. In that role, he led the Human Resources team to provide services for nearly 1,800 full-time university faculty and staff. As Chief HR Officer, Sagendorf worked extensively with executive leadership, both at the University and state level, to develop and implement HR policy.

From 2008 to 2013, Sagendorf served as the human resources director for the City of Idaho Falls, where he planned, organized, and directed all operations for the City Division of Human Resources in areas such as classification and compensation, talent acquisition, employee/labor relations, HRIS, benefits administration, employee development/training, and workers compensation/risk management. 

Brian brings a wealth of leadership and direct experience to this role,” said Idaho State President Kevin Satterlee. “I am confident in Brian’s ability to continue to build strong relationships across our Bengal community and help us create a shared vision for our collective future.”


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