CSI's Newest President Delivers State Of The College


By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV) The College of Southern Idaho introduced Dr. Jeff Fox as the school's newest president back in October.

On Monday he gave the State of the College address in front of faculty and friends. But, he wanted to make the speech his own.

Dr. Jeff Fox became just the fourth president at the College of Southern Idaho. A history that has spanned nearly five decades.

New beginnings for President Fox and an opportunity to start fresh by recognizing the accomplishments of fellow colleagues.

Fox says, "we are Jody Rockett, who presented a paper in Paris, France and was recently honored as being one of the top 15 veterinary technology professors in the nation."

He decided he would reserve his discussion on the financial report for when he meets with the legislators.

"The facts and figures and numbers are evidence of the things we do, but they're not really our spirit. And not really part of who were are, it's an output and we get to those things by what we do, and we what we do is teach," adds Fox.

Fox also shared the stage with Dr. Todd Schwarz. The recently named executive vice–president, returned to Twin Falls after working for the state.

"He was in a very high–level position as the Director of State Division of PTE. His explanation was the abstract nature of it, I can relate. Once you're a teacher, and Todd came from the teaching staff, he used to teach the drafting program at CSI. He knows why we're here and if that's in your blood, you miss it always."

Fox looks ahead to what he can accomplish as spring semester draws near.

"What I'd like to do is look at some ways we can enhance what we do, to address the future, to create our own future and move forward," adds Fox.

Spring semester at the college begins on January 21st. CSI officials estimate at this point, they're 4% lower in enrollment compared to 2013, but students can still register for classes until the 24th.

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