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Good afternoon,

Today, I began my first day as a Bengal by walking through Swanson Arch. I felt the impact of this momentous campus tradition. I could not think of a better way to start my journey at Idaho State University than walking to campus along the same path that thousands before me have taken. It is with this same excitement, hope for a bright future, and a thirst to learn all I can, that I made the symbolic walk through the Arch onto our campus. I am thrilled by the enormous opportunities that lie ahead.

On Sunday evening, my wife Margaret and I took a few minutes to walk around campus. Everywhere, you can feel the passion and potential of our University.

For the coming years, I will devote myself to the successes of Idaho State. Together, we will leverage our strengths, while finding and removing barriers that are holding us back. The only way we can do this is by working together. My number one priority in the coming year is to build relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members, business and industry leaders, and all friends of Idaho State.

These open, transparent, and inclusive relationships will be designed to create an environment of trust and mutual accountability. We can topple our biggest challenges and take on our most ambitious dreams. Together, we can grow our academic profile, enhance the student experience, bolster research, and so much more. Together, we can build the future of Idaho State.

It is with humble and sincere gratitude that I begin the role of President. In my first few months at Idaho State, I will learn from you about our successes, our needs, and our goals. We will create a collaborative working relationship, one where we can move forward together. I am ready to build relationships with each and every one of you. I am ready to listen. I am ready to learn.

Margaret and I couldn’t be more proud to join the Bengal family.

Roar, Bengals Roar!


Governing Documents

ISU Organizational Chart
Showing Vice-Presidents, Deans and other administrators

Vision, Mission and Core Themes
ISU's core themes

ISU Strategic Plan 2018-2022 SBOE (FINAL)
Mapping our future


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