Welcome New Faculty Members
A message from Interim Provost and Executive Vice President, Katherine G. Aiken
Welcome to the University of Idaho Vandal family and to our intellectual community. For 125 years, the University of Idaho has served the state as the land grant, comprehensive research university and you are becoming part of that "Legacy of Leading." The University of Idaho has earned distinction for quality academics; an exceptional student life experience; leading-edge research; engagement with communities, industry partnerships, public policy research; and remarkable alumni achievement.
The University attracts top students from Idaho and beyond, including the highest number of National Merit Scholars in the state. We welcome students who select our programs due to the combination of academic rigor, research opportunities, and lifestyle quality. The students who will join with you in your academic pursuits consistently earn national honors including Goldwater and Udall Scholarships. Graduate and professional students add a vital dimension to the academic environment.
At seventy locations around the state, University faculty and staff serve the citizens of Idaho. We take great pride in our ability to address local issues, while fostering a global reach.
Our students will impress you with their involvement in the world. For the past five years, we have received the acknowledgement of the United States "President's Higher Education Honor Roll" recognizing our students who volunteered for community service in Moscow, Boise, and throughout the nation.
Each of our locations throughout Idaho features incredible landscapes and recreational opportunities. As you settle into the routine of teaching, scholarship, and engagement, don't forget to take time to walk through the Arboretum; stroll along the Boise Green Belt; enjoy scenic Lake Coeur d'Alene; ski in McCall; walk along the Snake River in Idaho Falls - and from every location - cheer on Vandal athletic teams!
Best wishes for a rewarding and productive year and thank you for joining us. Together we can accomplish important and relevant work for the lasting benefit of generations to come!