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Idaho State launching national search for permanent athletic director in January

December 22, 2018

The national search for Idaho State’s permanent athletic director will launch in January.

The official search will begin when the position description is posted online early in the new year, and applications will be collected for four weeks. ISU announced updates about the search Friday on its website.

The position has been occupied since Aug. 30 by interim Athletic Director Pauline Thiros. Idaho State University President Kevin Satterlee said in October that Thiros will be considered for the permanent position.

In February 2019, the search committee will review the applications and create a candidate pool for interviews, according to the university’s timeline. Final candidates will visit the campus in late February or early March, according to the timeline. ISU plans to accept campus and community feedback.

The position is expected to be filled in March 2019, when the selected finalist will receive an offer from Satterlee, according to the university’s timeline.

The 11-member search committee was assembled this month and has representatives from the university’s faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community. Lyn Redington, ISU’s vice president of student affairs, is the committee chair, according to a release on the university’s website.

Redington is joined on the committee by Dani Dunstan (ISU’s chief of staff), Dan Ordyna (chief executive office for Portneuf Medical Center), John Ney (ISU’s assistant dean for the college of business), Caroline Faure (ISU’s NCAA faculty representative), Kandi Turley-Ames (ISU’s dean for college of arts & letters), Hillary Merkley (ISU head track and field coach), Staci Phelan (ISU’s university business officer), Craig Joseph (ISU’s assistant director of admissions), Logan Schmidt (Associated Students of Idaho State University president), and Ashley Van Vleet-Sturgis (track and field student-athlete at ISU).

Information on the search can be found at https://www.isu.edu/adsearch/.

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