Presidential News & Events
Research Data Center Ribbon Cutting
President Vailas Speaks prior to ribbon cutting
President Arthur Vailas and Laura Woodworth-Ney cut the ribbon
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
Left, ICOM President Tracy Farnsworth, State Sen. Marv Hagadorn, ICOM Board Chairman John Goodnow, ICOM Founder and Trustee Dan Burrell, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, ISU President Arthur Vailas, Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd, and ICOM Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer Robert Hasty.
ISU President Arthur Vailas at May 17 groundbreaking of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine on the ISU-Meridian campus.
Pocatello Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce All Member Meeting
President Vailas spoke to members of the chamber of commerce about the recent Idaho legislative session and future growth at the University.
Rotary Club of Boise Downtown Presentation
President Vailas addressed rotary club members in Boise about growth at ISU-Meridian and the proposed Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Business and Industry Partner Dinner
President and Dr. Laura Vailas joined the ISU College of Technology in welcoming business and industry partners to campus ahead of the annual Tech Expo.
Celebrate Idaho State
President Vailas joined others at ISU in welcoming more than 2,500 community members to the seventh annual Celebrate Idaho State event. The 2017 event focused on visual and performing arts, and it included musical performances, free dinner, interactive booths and information about more than 100 programs.
ISU Cares Employee Awards
President Vailas joined other senior administrators in congratulating award winners during the annual ISU Cares Staff Awards on Jan. 31.
Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee Presentation
During the Idaho legislative session, President Vailas presented ISU’s budget requests to the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee.
Holiday Open House
Ahead of winter break, President and Dr. Laura Vailas welcomed members of the ISU community to the Holiday Open House on the Pocatello campus, Dec. 8. Vailas hosted similar holiday events in Meridian and Idaho Falls.
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine Flag Placing
President Vailas joined Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter in placing flags on the ISU-Meridian campus to mark the perimeter for the proposed Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.
In addition to hosting a number of alumni and special guests during a busy homecoming week, President and Dr. Laura Vailas participated in the annual ISU Homecoming parade.
State of the University Address
President Vailas provided highlights to members of the community during his annual State of the University Address. Notable topics included research opportunities, faculty outreach to local high schools, campus beautification projects and alumni engagement efforts.
Welcome Back Orange and Black
Every fall on the first day of school, President Vailas joins local city leaders in welcoming students back during the annual Welcome Back Orange and Black event in Old Town Pocatello.
President Arthur C. Vailas led the 2016 Commencement ceremony, which conferred more than 2,500 degrees and certificates to ISU graduates.