East Idaho Newsmakers: ISU President Arthur Vailas

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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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IDAHO FALLS MAYORAL CANDIDATES REBECCA CASPER AND BARBARA EHARDT

15-YEAR-OLD VOCAL SENSATION LEXI WALKER

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REGIONAL GIRL SCOUTS CEO PAT PYKE

REXBURG NATIVE GARRETT SMITH – ONE OF THE WORLD’S TOP BULL RIDERS

ANNE ROSE HART – THE WOMAN WHO WANTS YOU TO BE TRULY AWESOME

LOCAL NEWS ICON TERRY MILLER

BONNEVILLE COUNTY DEMOCRATS CHAIR MIRANDA MARQUIT

9/11 FIRST RESPONDER, TETON COUNTY SHERIFF TONY LIFORD

NEW IDAHO FALLS POLICE CHIEF BRYCE JOHNSON

GAY MORMON BLOGGER, LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER JOSH SEARLE

CONGRESSMAN & GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE RAUL LABRADOR

PIZZA PIE CAFE FOUNDER MATT SMITH

ATTORNEY, GOP LEADER BRYAN SMITH

SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVOR MATT MORGAN

STEPHANIE MICKELSEN

‘NAKED & AFRAID’ STAR, POCATELLO NATIVE JEFF ZAUSCH

LT. GOV. BRAD LITTLE AND HIS RUN FOR GOVERNOR

DEORR KUNZ’S GRANDMOTHER TRINA BATES CLEGG

JUDGES DANE WATKINS, MICHELLE MALLARD & OUR LEGAL SYSTEM

DON ASLETT: AMERICA’S #1 CLEANING EXPERT

REPUBLICAN GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE TOMMY AHLQUIST

AMMON MAYOR DANA KIRKHAM

BONNEVILLE JOINT SCHOOL DIST. 93 SUPERINTENDENT CHUCK SHACKETT

THE OWNERS OF FIN FUN

SHOULD EITC BECOME A COMMUNITY COLLEGE?

OUTDOOR ACTIVISTS ROB THORNBERRY & ROB PARKINS

MORMON TEMPLE DEPT. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ELDER LARRY WILSON

SURVIVORMAN LES STROUD

CINDY COVINGTON: THE CREATOR OF THE POTTY PROTECTOR

NEW BYUI PRES., FIRST LADY HENRY AND KELLY EYRING

FORMER FBI SPECIAL AGENT FRANK MONTOYA

LIFE AFTER PRISON: CHRIS TAPP

AUTHOR & JOURNALIST BRENDA BAUMGARTNER STANLEY

MAMA DRAGONS DEBBIE GLENN AND LORI EMBREE

OUTGOING BYUI PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY CLARK & CHRISTINE GILBERT

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