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Idaho State University Vice President for Research Crowell to return to Midwest to be close to family

Posted March 2, 2011

Pam Crowell, Idaho State University vice president for research and economic development, has announced her resignation effective June 30. 

Crowell, who has served ISU for the past three years, is returning to the Midwest to be closer to family.

"It has been a privilege to work collaboratively with our faculty and staff in supporting their research projects, celebrating their accomplishments, and building new pathways for future discovery and creativity," Crowell said.

Crowell acknowledged the work of her colleagues. 

"Our success in advancing research and economic development in Idaho is also due to the good work of the faculty Research Council, our research center and institute directors, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs staff, my fellow vice presidents, the State Board of Education, and business and governmental leaders at the local, state and national level," she said.

ISU President Arthur C. Vailas expressed his appreciation for Crowell's service.

"Under Dr. Crowell's leadership, sponsored research has grown significantly,"  Vailas said. "Our recent classification by the Carnegie Foundation of research high university status is testament to the significant role she has played as a valued member of my senior administrative/leadership team."

Crowell, in turn, expressed her gratitude to President Vailas for selecting her to serve as ISU’s first vice president for research.

"President Vailas is an extraordinary mentor with a distinguished research career and experience as a university vice chancellor for research," she said.

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