University of Idaho
For the second time this month, the board held a closed executive session to discuss an undisclosed personnel issue at the University of Idaho.
The boosters — members and former presidents of the Vandal Scholarship Fund — aired their grievances on May 14. Eleven days later, University of Idaho President Chuck Staben was on his way out the door.
Latino students were underrepresented at the University of Idaho, according to a 50-state analysis of flagship universities. However, enrollment gaps were far wider in several Western states.
The $769,500 proposal could help streamline higher education operations, University of Idaho President Chuck Staben said. But the details need to be cleared up. “I think we have to work out exactly what that initiative looks like.”
Legislative budget-writers suggested Gov. Butch Otter is shortchanging higher education, just as the state hopes to improve its languid graduation rates.
University of Idaho President Check Staben had been one of five finalists for the opening at the University of New Mexico. He had interviewed on the campus in October.