Richard C. "Rick" Hundrup
Richard C. Hundrup graduated from the College of Business and Economics in 1975, specializing in accounting. Shortly after graduation, he joined the Deloitte Accounting firm, later Price Waterhouse. In 1977, Rick became a fiscal officer at Usibelli Coal Mines in Healy, Alaska-- serving as vice president of finance and providing more than thirty plus years of leadership with seven affiliated companies that export coal to South America, Chile and South Korea.
“Rick exemplifies the quality of an outstanding, dedicated leader who possesses personal integrity and loyalty,” wrote a work associate in their nominating letter.
In his off hours, Rick volunteers for the university including supporting student recruitment of Alaska students for the University of Idaho—his local rural school district is small, but through Rick’s passion during a recent year—five students from a graduating class of 18 students attended the University of Idaho.
In addition to his Vandal pride, Rick is engaged in numerous civic and non-profit organizations in his local area. For more than fifteen years he has faithfully served with the Denali Borough School Board, supporting public education as a dedicated public servant and civic leader, including eight years as Board Chair. Within his larger community, Rick has also logged countless hours with such groups as: the Denali Borough School District Board of Directors, Golden Valley Electric Assoc., Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Tri-Valley High School hockey and the Sigma Nu Fraternity. Three of Rick’s four children attended and graduated from the University of Idaho! He was indeed a proud Vandal parent, attending each and every Dads’ Weekend, over the course of seven years!
In a nominating letter, a friend wrote, “the people of central Alaska have been blessed by Rick’s service to his community. He has used his University of Idaho education and talents to make a difference in the lives of others!”