IDAHO’S LAND-GRANT: University of Idaho

Idaho’s 1862 Land-Grant Institution: University  Idaho @uidaho


Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho held its first classes on the Moscow campus in 1892. The University of Idaho was Idaho’s only university until 1963 (when Boise Junior College became Boise State University).

President: Chuck Staben took office as the president of the University Idaho in 2014. All of President Staben’s degrees are from land-grant institutions, including an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. He also held several professional positions at other notable land-grant institutions, including the University of Kentucky and the University of South Dakota.

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