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Presidential Transition Committee Formed

July 30, 2023

To prepare Idaho State University to welcome a new leader and to support the incoming president in familiarizing themselves with ISU, the University has formed an internal Presidential Transition Committee.The Presidential Transition Committee will be working with campus and community constituents to gather relevant data to create the following resources for the next president:

  • Strategic Audit Report that provides an in-depth look at the strengths and opportunities at Idaho State
  • Relationship Book that outlines and identifies key constituents of the University, creates a plan to manage key relationships of the President, and includes a briefing book with information on all key donors and partners
  • “All About ISU” document that includes historical information, current and complete project charters, a detailed strategic plan report, information on ISU branding, research, and athletics, institutional organization charts, direct report information, University Council lists, and any other relevant information
  • Key ISU policies and procedures for institutional decision-making, including shared governance structures, the university policy program, the budget-setting process, etc.

The members of the Presidential Transition Committee include:

Fredi Giesler, Assistant Professor of Social Work

Lisa Wise, University Business Officer

Laura Ahola-Young, Professor of Art

Donna Lybecker, Professor of Political Science

Jean McGivney-Burelle, Dean, College of Education

Jenn Forshee, Chief of Staff, Office of the President

Jennifer Steele, Senior Associate Vice President/Chief Fiscal Officer 

Adam Bradford, Provost

Allyson Johnson, Director of University Events and Protocol

Miriam Dance, Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Cathy Wooton, Vice President of University Advancement

Katie Thomas, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

Amy Rider, Executive Staff Assistant and Communications Specialist

Ryan Sargent, Associate Vice President for Alumni and Government Relations 

Craig Chatriand, Vice President of Student Affairs


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