C of I to dedicate West Hall physician assistant building

The College of Idaho is set to formally dedicate West Hall: Center for Physician Assistant Studies, the newly renovated home of the C of I’s joint PA master’s program with Idaho State University.

West Hall will be dedicated during a noon ceremony Friday, Sept. 12 inside the building’s main classroom. The ceremony will include remarks from C of I President Marv Henberg and ISU President Arthur C. Vailas, introduction of the program’s faculty at the Caldwell, Meridian and Pocatello campuses via the classroom’s distance learning technology, tours of the C of I PA facilities and refreshments. Invited guests and local media are welcome to attend. West Hall is located on the western edge of campus off 20th Avenue, between Jewett Auditorium and the Marty Holly Athletics Center.

“The school year is young, but it is full of new beginnings,” Henberg said. “We are so excited and proud to dedicate this new facility. It is rewarding to see the fruits of this private-public collaboration and the many benefits it is providing to our PA students and to both of these fine Idaho institutions.”

Classes began Aug. 25 for the two-year Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies program. Twelve C of I students at West Hall are joining 30 on Idaho State’s Pocatello campus and 30 more on its satellite Meridian campus in the program. For more information, visit or

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 12 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit