Center for New Directions Staff
Teena Rhoads, General Education Chair
Angela Boursaw, Administrative Assistant
Angela was born and raised in American Falls, Idaho. She moved to Pocatello in 1994 and began to raise her family. Angela started her career at ISU as a Secondary Education Major before deciding to pursue a nontraditional occupation in the energy field. She has completed the course work for the Energy Systems Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology program and is working toward completion of a Bachelor of Applied Science. As a student, Angela worked for the Adult Success Center at ISU and, in 2010, had the honor of earning Idaho State University Student Employee of the Year second runner-up. Angela is pleased to have found a new home within the General Education Department as Center for New Directions' administrative assistant. She is the mother of three and the grandmother of two adorable toddlers. She is a voracious reader and an avid knitter.
Marlene Darling, LPC, NCC
A native Californian, Marlene was born and raised in San Francisco, and received her BA in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. She lived in New Orleans and North Carolina before moving to Idaho in 1993. She received her Masters of Counseling degree at ISU, works with the COT nontraditional occupation students as the Equity Counselor, and is working on receiving her Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Her key interests in counseling are career, wellness, and spirituality. Marlene loves the outdoors and is an avid skier, road cyclist, hiker, and camper. She is a certified ski instructor (Alpine, Nordic, and Children) and teaches at Pebble Creek Ski Area. She has practiced Raja Yoga since 1982, is a certified hatha yoga instructor, and is currently teaching for ISU Sport Science and Physical Education.
She is a certified ski instructor (Alpine, Nordic, and Children) and certified yoga instructor, and has taught yoga classes for the ISU Physical Education and Sport Science Department since 1999.
Dianne Norton, LCPC, NCC
Dianne Norton is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been working at the Center for New Directions at Idaho State University for many years. She has a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling and specializes in career counseling.
Dianne loves career counseling, finding it extremely rewarding to help people find work that is meaningful to them and that allows them to be happy and financial self-sufficient. She enjoys working with a wide variety of people, finding the differences between people fascinating.
Dianne is married and has four grown children and 4 grandchildren. She enjoys designing quilts, photography, scrapbooking, gardening and traveling.