Idaho State University Names New Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Valerie Martin Conley was appointed vice president of academic affairs and provost at Idaho State University in Pocatello. She will begin her new duties in the summer of 2022.

Idaho State University enrolls just under 10,000 undergraduate students and slightly more than 2,000 graduate students, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 58 percent of the undergraduate student body.

“I am delighted to join Idaho State University, a community focused on student success in an environment of trust, compassion, and hope,” said Dr. Conley. “I am looking forward to working with and supporting President Satterlee, deans, enrollment management staff, and faculty in maximizing the strengths of the institution and moving ISU’s academic mission of excellence forward.”

Dr. Conley is currently the dean of the College of Education at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Before joining the faculty there in 2015, Dr. Conely was department chair and professor of counseling and higher education in the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education at Ohio University, where she also served as director of the Center for Higher Education.

Dr. Conley received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology from the University of Virginia. She earned a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Virginia Tech.

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