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Phone: 208-885-6111
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: 208-885-9119
Student Union Building
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264


Phone: 208-334-2999
Fax: 208-364-4035
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702


Coeur d'Alene

Phone: 208-667-2588
Toll-free: 888-208-2268
Fax: 208-664-1272
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814


Idaho Falls

Phone: 208-282-7900
Fax: 208-282-7929
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402


Research Park

Phone: (208) 777-4700
Toll free: (888) 660-8477
Fax: (208) 777-4702
721 Lochsa Street
Post Falls, ID 83854

My University Stories

The University of Idaho has a proud tradition of graduating leaders, and as a result, U-Idaho alumni are recognized as leaders worldwide. Alumni from the U-Idaho are committed to their alma mater – giving back to their university in various capacities to help continue our commitment to student success.

Some of the success stories of U-Idaho alumni, faculty and students come out of Idaho’s Treasure Valley. As part of a weekly ad series in the Boise’s Idaho Statesman, we’ve highlighted a few of our successful alumni, faculty and student leaders who continue to contribute to our legacy of leading.

Here is a chance for you, our loyal alumni and friends, to learn a bit more about these individuals and why the University of Idaho is to them, My University.

Karen GowlandKaren Gowland

Karen Gowland, ’81, ’84, holds degrees in accounting and law from the University of Idaho. She has spent her law career working in Idaho’s forest products industry and is currently the senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Boise, Inc.  more

Ernesto SanchezErnesto Sanchez

Ernesto Sanchez, ’72, holds a degree in law from the University of Idaho. A former farmworker, he has spent his career helping Idaho’s low-income citizens access the justice system. He was the first Hispanic-American licensed to practice law in the state of Idaho.  more

Wendy CoutureWendy Couture

Wendy Couture is an associate professor with the University of Idaho College of Law’s third-year program in Boise, where she teaches classes in business and commercial law, securities regulation and white collar crime.  more

Annette ElgAnnette Elg

Annette Elg, ’78, holds a degree in accounting from the University of Idaho. She is the senior vice president and chief financial officer for the J.R. Simplot Company and is known as a leader in her community and across the state.  more

Lisa GrowLisa Grow

Lisa Grow, ’87, holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Idaho. When she began working for the Idaho Power Company 25 years ago, she was only the second female engineer hired by the company.  more

Kristen ArmstrongKristin Armstrong

University of Idaho alumna Kristin Armstrong won her second consecutive gold medal in the Olympic time trial competition earlier this year in London.  more

Pete CenarrusaPete Cenarrusa

Pete T. Cenarrusa, ’40, holds a degree in animal science husbandry from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. A first-generation Basque-American, he also is a lifelong farmer and rancher who has created a legacy in the state’s political arena.  more

Linda Copple TroutLinda Copple-Trout

Linda Copple-Trout, ’76, ’79, holds degrees in marketing, management and law from the University of Idaho. She was the first woman appointed to the Idaho Supreme Court, where she went on to serve as Chief Justice.  more

Doug OpenheimerDoug Oppenheimer

Douglas F. Oppenheimer is president of Oppenheimer Companies of Boise – a group of seven companies involved with food processing, food marketing and commercial real estate.  more

Karla Bradley EitelKarla Bradley Eitel

Karla Bradley Eitel is the Director of Education for the College of Natural Resources’ McCall Outdoor Science School, (MOSS). She holds a Ph.D., M.Ed. and M.S. in conservation social science, all from the University of Idaho.  more