University of Idaho

State Board meets, takes no action on U of I personnel issue

For the second time this month, the board held a closed executive session to discuss an undisclosed personnel issue at the University of Idaho.

Comparing the contracts of Idaho presidents

On top of their salaries — which rank among the highest in state government — presidents also get perks that include country club memberships.

U of I athletic director placed on indefinite leave

Rob Spear has been on administrative leave since April, amidst a sexual misconduct investigation in the University of Idaho’s athletic department.

Boosters pushed for Staben’s ouster

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.

U of I president to leave in 2019

The State Board is now searching for presidents to lead both the University of Idaho and Boise State University. INSIDE: Remarks from Chuck Staben.

Flagship universities struggle with diversity in enrollment

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.

Staben sees ‘some opportunity’ in higher ed CEO proposal

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.”

Lawmakers push back on Otter higher education request

Legislative budget-writers suggested Gov. Butch Otter is shortchanging higher education, just as the state hopes to improve its languid graduation rates.

New Mexico picks a new university president, and it isn’t Staben

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.

Staben a finalist for University of New Mexico job

Chuck Staben, the University of Idaho’s president since 2014, is one of five finalists for the same post at the University of New Mexico.