Chairman Hon. Candy Dale '79
U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge
Candy Wagahoff Dale is Chief United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Idaho. Dale graduated from C of I in 1979 and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1982. She practiced law at two law firms in Boise before her appointment to the federal bench. She has served on the Advisory Board for the Ninth Circuit and on the University of Idaho College of Law's Advisory Council. She was a board member of Delta Dental of Idaho and the Federal Defender Services of Idaho, and also President of the Boise YWCA (nka WCA) and President of the National Alumni Board for the C of I. Dale is serving her second term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
Vice Chairman Doug Brigham '87
Vice President, Finance and Strategic Growth, TitleOne Corporation
Doug Brigham is the Vice President of Finance and Strategic Growth at TitleOne Corporation. Brigham graduated from C of I and went on to earn his MBA from Boise State University. Brigham sits on the Board of Directors for TitleOne and Cross Town Movers. He also is involved with the Northwest Family YMCA Blue Ribbon Committee and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Brigham has stayed connected to the College through the years, serving with the Alumni Association and as an adjunct professor. He is married to C of I alum Beth Brigham, and the couple has three children - Caroline, Drew and Erik. Brigham is serving his first term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
Secretary Kenneth C. Howell, '81
Partner, Hawley Troxell Attorneys and Counselors
Board secretary Ken Howell is a partner in the business and finance practice group and co-chair of the banking department at Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP in Boise. His practice emphasizes creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, banking, intellectual property (including trademark and copyright), and real estate, with a focus on business transactions associated with the technology industry, real estate financing and development, and debtor/creditor relationships. Howell graduated cum laude from C of I in 1981 and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho in 1984. Howell is a member of the American Bar Association and the Idaho State Bar. He is serving his third term on the C of I Board of Trustees after a four-year hiatus.
James B. Alderman '96
Lawyer and Partner at Batt Fischer Pusch & Alderman LLP in Boise
James Alderman is a lawyer and partner at Batt Fischer Pusch & Alderman LLP in Boise. Alderman earned his bachelor's degree in political science and history from C of I in 1996 and went on to earn a law degree from the University of Idaho in 2001. Alderman specializes in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities, real estate law and business planning. Alderman is a part chairman of the George V. Wolfe Scholarship Committee at The College of Idaho. He is serving his first term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
Retired nurse Tricia Baur grew up in Ashland, Oregon, and graduated from Southern Oregon College in 1974. She spent the next 31 years working as a nurse and vascular technologist at hospitals, universities and vascular labs in Oregon and at Saint Luke's Regional Medical Center in Boise. Baur has had three articles published in medical journals. She is serving her first term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
Linda Bequette '89
Linda Bequette is a lifelong supporter of education in Idaho. She attended The College of Idaho from 1976-1979 and earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and psychology from Lewis & Clark College in Oregon in 1981. Since then, she has worked as a grade school teacher, librarian and volunteer educator. Bequette also is an active friend and supporter of The College of Idaho. She has served on several committees, including a term as Chair of the Student Affairs Committee. In 1989, Bequette earned her master's degree in education from the College. Bequette is serving her fourth term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
Ron Bitner '68
Entomologist and Partner in International Pollination Systems; Vintner and owner of Bitner Vineyards
Entomologist and vintner Ron Bitner graduated from C of I in 1968 and went on to receive a master's degree from Purdue University and a Ph.D. from Utah State. Bitner is a partner and pollination consultant for International Pollination Systems, the President of Pollination and Pest Management Consulting Services in Caldwell and the owner of Bitner Vineyards, a 15-acre winery which was named Pacific Northwest Magazine's 2009 Idaho Winery of the Year. Bitner has published a handbook and multiple articles and has received several grants and awards, including The College of Idaho President's Medallion in 2005. He is a member of the Entomological Society of America and the National Wine Grape Growers Association. Bitner is serving his second term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
Darrell Howard Carney '70
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Director, Therapeutic Peptide Development Laboratory, at the University of Texas Medical Branch
Darrell Carney is a Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Director of the Therapeutic Peptide Development Laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch. After earning his bachelor's degree in biology from C of I in 1970, Carney went on to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 1975 and a postdoctoral degree from the University of California in 1978. Carney has founded and directed several biomedical companies, including Gal Tech Wound Therapies, DBA; Chrysalis BioTechnology, Inc.; and Radix Therapeutics, LLC. Carney is the 1998 recipient of The College of Idaho's Outstanding Alumni Award and has been honored with numerous awards for his work in education and business. Carney lives in Dickinson, Texas, with his wife, Margaret Boyd Carney '71. He is serving his first term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
Larry Cope '66
President and CEO of Clear Springs Foods, Inc.
Larry Cope is the President and CEO of Clear Springs Foods, Inc. He received his bachelor's degree in business administration from The College of Idaho in 1966. Cope is serving his second term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
President and Publisher of The Caxton Printers Ltd./Caxton Press
Scott Gipson is the President of The Caxton Printers Ltd., a family-owned, full-service commercial printing company that has been in business in Caldwell for more than 100 years. He also serves as Publisher of Caxton Press, the company's publishing division. Gipson graduated from Caldwell High School in 1985 and went on to earn his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the University of Idaho. Gipson has worked at Caxton since 1993. Gipson serves on several community committees, including the Executive Board of the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce. Gipson lives in Caldwell with his wife, Dawn, and children, Zachary and Samantha. He is serving his first term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
Michael Graves '70
Former Partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP
Michael Graves is a partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP. Graves is serving his first term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
Don Hendrickson '62
Retired President and CEO of BMC West Corp.
Don Hendrickson is the retired President and CEO of BMC West Corporation. He graduated from C of I in 1962 and went on to receive his MBA from the University of Chicago. Hendrickson has served on the C of I Board of Trustees since 1992 and is in his fourth term.
Kurt Hoffman '88
President and CEO of Sundance Diamonds Corp.
Kurt Hoffman is the President and CEO of Sundance Diamonds Corporation. He graduated from The College of Idaho in 1988. Hoffman is serving his first term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
Executive Vice President and CFO, Washington Group International
George Juetten is a retired executive vice president and chief financial officer with Washington Group International. Juetten graduated from Marquette University in Wisconsin. He served as an audit partner with Price Waterhouse and was a senior vice president and CFO with Dresser Industries before joining Washington Group in 2001. Juetten is serving his second term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
William Mason ’84
Project Executive/Treasurer, Taylor International Corp.
William Mason is a Project Executive and Treasurer for Taylor International Corp., a Las Vegas-based construction firm that specializes in construction and consulting services for hotel and gaming related facilities. Mason majored in business management and psychology at the College and also earned an MBA from the University of Miami, Florida. Mason began working for Taylor International in 1988 and took over full control of the company alongside his brother, James Mason, in 1997. Mason lives in Las Vegas with his wife and children. He is a longtime supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Temple Beth Sholom. He is serving his first term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
Co Owner and Vice Chairman, Symms Fruit Ranch
James Mertz is the Vice Chairman of Symms Fruit Ranch, a 4,500-acre farm in Caldwell that produces cherries, apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, pears, onions, potatoes, grain and cattle. Symms Fruit Ranch distributes its products across the United States and to more than 40 countries around the world. Mertz earned a master's degree from Columbia University. James is married to Kathryn (Symms) Mertz, a partner in Symms Fruit Ranch. Mertz is serving his second term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
Edward Miller ’74
Senior Co-Managing Partner, Givens Pursley, LLP
Ed Miller is the senior and co-managing partner of the law firm of Givens Pursley, LLP, one of Idaho’s largest full-service commercial law firms. His practice focuses on the areas of real estate, finance, commercial law and business transactions. He has worked at Givens Pursley since 1979. Born and raised in Idaho, Miller went on to receive his law degree at the University of Idaho after receiving his bachelor’s degree from the C of I. He is active in the community, serving on the boards of Idaho District Council Urban Land Institute, the Ada County United Way and the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, among others. Miller and his wife, Teri, have three children. Miller is serving his first term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
CEO and Owner of Anderson & Wood Construction Company
Fred Oliver is the President of Anderson & Wood Construction Company, Inc. Oliver began his career in the electrical contracting business in 1978 and has worked his way to the top through various construction and management positions at Anderson & Wood and other companies. Oliver is a licensed contractor in 10 states, a licensed journeyman lineman and a licensed private pilot and aircraft owner. Oliver is serving his first term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
Rebecca Parkinson '82
Former Executive with First Interstate Bank
Rebecca Parkinson is a 1982 graduate of The College of Idaho and a former executive with First Interstate Bank. Parkinson is serving her second term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
Vice President and General Manager, DRAM Solutions Group, Micron Technology
Brian Shirley is vice president and general manager of the DRAM Solutions Group at Micron Technology. Shirley has worked for Micron since 1988 in various engineering and management roles. He graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, conferred with distinction. He also serves on the board of the Boise Art Museum, and has spent many years of volunteer service with Science Olympiad as well as the Idaho Academic Decathlon.
Dr. Eugene "Gene" Sullivan '59
Dr. Gene Sullivan is a retired physician and a 1959 graduate of The College of Idaho. Sullivan is serving his first term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
Shawna M. Swanson ’89
Associate General Counsel and Corporate Senior Vice President, The Walt Disney Company
Shawna Swanson is the Associate General Counsel for Litigation and Employment as well as a Corporate Senior Vice President for The Walt Disney Company in Burbank, Calif. She is the chief employment counsel for the company, providing strategic and tactical advice in all areas of employment law. Swanson was a Gipson Scholar at the C of I, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in three years and was a Rhodes Scholarship Finalist. She went on to earn her law degree from Harvard University. Swanson serves as Board Chair of Futuro Prep Charter Elementary School and is a member of the State Bar of California and all California federal district courts. She is serving her first term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
Jeffrey Taylor ’82
System Vice President and CFO, St. Luke’s Health System
Jeffrey Taylor is the system vice president and chief financial officer for St. Luke’s Health System in Boise. Taylor began his career with St. Luke’s in 1994 as a director of finance. He previously worked in the Boise offices of Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Whinney. Taylor graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from The College of Idaho in 1982 and went on to earn his CPA. He is serving his first term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
President and CEO, Boise Inc.
Alexander Toeldte is president and chief executive officer of Boise Inc., a position he has held since 2008. Toeldte joined Boise Cascade Holdings LLC in 2005 as president of the company's packaging and newsprint segment and soon became its executive vice president, paper and packaging and newsprint segments. Prior to moving to Boise, Toeldte was chair of Algonac Limited, a private management and consulting firm based in Auckland, New Zealand. He also has held executive positions with Fonterra Enterprises (New Zealand), Fletcher Challenge Limited Group (New Zealand) and McKinsey Company (Canada, Belgium and Sweden). He currently is chairman of the board of directors for the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). Toeldte studied economics at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Germany and later received an MBA from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is serving his first term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
Laura (Roberts) Turner ’79
Vice President of Expansion, Boys Team Charity
Laura (Roberts) Turner is the vice president of expansion for Boys Team Charity, an organization that pairs 7th-12th grade boys and their families with volunteer opportunities in their community. Turner recently concluded a 23-year career with Boeing, the last ten years of which were spent in the Boeing Space Shuttle Program Chief of Staff office in Houston, Texas. She also worked in the Space Shuttle and International Space Station Mission Operations offices after beginning her career in training and customer support. Turner earned her bachelor's degrees in business administration and psychology from The College of Idaho in 1979. She is serving her first term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
Dr. Shauna Tseu Williams
Dr. Shauna Tseu Williams is a colorectal surgeon who has operated a private practice in Boise since 1991. She received bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University, attended University of Hawaii John A. Burns Medical School and completed an internship and residency studies at Oregon Health Sciences University. She is a former president of Saint Alphonsus Medical Staff and she serves on several boards and committees at Saint Alphonsus. Williams, an avid fly fisher and outdoorswoman, is a partial owner of Idaho Angler fly fishing shop. She is serving her first term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
Graye H. Wolfe, Sr.
Owner, Performance Improvement Concepts, Inc.
Graye Wolfe operates Performance Improvement Concepts, Inc., specializing in the development, growth and business potential of multi-franchise car dealers across the country. He is a graduate of Northwood University Michigan and the NADA Dealer Candidate Academy. Wolfe sold his Idaho-based Golden Rule Dealership Group in 1997. At the time, he was the youngest CEO of a mid-sized U.S. automotive group. Wolfe is a frequent speaker at NADA and NCM 20 Groups and has performed staff training for national extended warranty insurance companies, several large dealer banks and JD Powers and Associates. Wolfe was the recipient of the Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award in 1994. He is serving his first term on the C of I Board of Trustees.
Emeritus Board Members
Louie Attebery '50
Professor Emeritus of English, The College of Idaho
Retired professor Louie Attebery has deep ties to western Idaho and the College. Born in Monroe Creek, Idaho, Attebery graduated from Weiser High and served in the Navy before coming to C of I, where he graduated cum laude and married alumna Barbara Olson. He went on to receive a master's degree from the University of Montana and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver. Attebery returned to C of I as an English professor in 1961 and stayed until his retirement in 1999. A lover of literature, folklore and history, Attebery has published six books and countless articles. In 2010, Attebery was inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame and also received The College of Idaho President's Medallion, the College's most distinguished honor of achievement. Attebery was named a trustee emeritus in 2011.
Jack K. Lemley
President and CEO of Lemley International
Jack Lemley is a Trustee Emeritus for The College of Idaho. Lemley is the President and CEO of Lemley International, a Boise-based management-consulting firm established to serve public and private clients worldwide in the engineering and construction industries. Lemley has served as Chairman, President and CEO of several companies and won multiple awards during his distinguished business career. Lemley, a 1960 graduate of the University of Idaho, was presented with an honorary doctor of science degree by The College of Idaho in 2006, served two terms on the C of I Board of Trustees and was named a Trustee Emeritus in 2009.
President and Owner of O'Neill Enterprises
Peter O'Neill is a Trustee Emeritus for The College of Idaho. He is President and owner of O'Neill Enterprises LLC, a Boise-based land development company. O'Neill is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received his MBA from Stanford University Business School. O'Neill has directed many successful business ventures in and around Idaho, including the founding of the Sandpiper Restaurant, working for Boise Cascade and creating and developing several beautiful residential communities. O'Neill served on the C of I Board of Trustees from 1993 to 2009 and was named a Trustee Emeritus in 2010.