On this edition of East Idaho Newsmakers, Nate Eaton speaks with Dr. Arthur Vailas, the president of Idaho State University.
Vailas became president of ISU on July 1, 2006. He worked to establish the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, a collaboration with the Idaho National Laboratories and other Idaho universities, in 2007. In 2009, ISU opened a new campus in Meridian, which serves health professional programs.
In 2011, Vailas created the Career Path Internship, a $1.4 million program which provides students with the opportunity to apply for work in paid campus positions that match their academic and career interests. The program enables more than 200 students to work with area businesses and faculty in a real work experience environment.
In August, Vailas announced that he will be retiring on June 17, 2018.
During their conversation, Eaton and Vailas talk about a variety of issues. Watch the video above to see the entire conversation.
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