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Brian Hickenlooper to Retire- Celebration Set April 5

March 25, 2024

Brian Hickenlooper, assistant vice president for clinical services in the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences will retiring in April. An open house will be Friday April 5 from 1 - 3 p.m. in the Graveley Hall Lobby with light refreshments.

Hickenlooper has worked at ISU for 13 ½ years. His initial appointment was the University Business Officer for the Kasiska Division of Health Sciences. Since then he has served as Assistant Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Vice President for Clinical Services.

Hickenlooper earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Brigham Young University and holds an MBA in health care administration.

Prior to coming to ISU he had a 27-year career with Intermountain Health Care working in hospital reimbursement, budgeting and as a CFO.

A list of some of Hickenlooper's many accomplishments is below. He has been a stalwart supporter of ISU for many years and we wish him all the best. His last day on campus will be Friday April 12.


  • UBO: Working on teams for implementing new programs:

    • Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    • Physician Assistant program expansion to the College of Idaho

    • College of Pharmacy Expansion to the University of Alaska

    • Transition of Meridian based Fire Safety and Emergency Management programs from the COT to the KDHS

  • Interim CFO: Working on teams for implementing accomplishments:

    • Clean external financial Audits with Moss-Adams LLP

    • Granted from Standards and Poor’s a Rating Confirmed A+

    • Restored relationships with Finance and Administration and the EVP EVP/Provost office; then jointly met with Faculty and Staff on budget and operational issues.

    • Land purchase in Meridian for future expansion of that campus

  • Assistant VP Clinical Services: Working on teams for implementing accomplishments:

    • Implementation of multiple electronic health records across multiple disciplines

    • Created Clinics Director of Operations position to oversee ISU clinics billing and operations

    • Bengal Pharmacy transition from the ISU Foundation to ISU

    • New clinics: ISU Median Health Care, Integrated Mental Health, Medication Therapy Management, Nutrition, Bengal Pharmacy: Pocatello, Council, Challis, Arco, ISU Psychiatric Clinic

    • University of Utah’s Psychiatry Residency Rural Training Track

    • Incorporated Physician Assistant’s to ISU Meridian Health Care

    • Grant proposal review and approvals working with Sponsored Programs and principle investigators across the KDHS



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