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Idaho State Board of Education delays decision on Idaho athletics director Rob Spear

Rob Spear was placed on a 60-day administrative leave in April by Idaho President Chuck Staben following social media accounts early this year from two former Vandals women athletes. The accounts said that five years earlier Spear did not adequately address their complaints that a former UI football player had harassed them and in one instance inappropriately touched one of the women.

So far, University of Idaho campus quiet on Staben’s departure

One week after the Idaho State Board of Education and University of Idaho President Chuck Staben announced his contract would not be renewed after the Spring 2019 semester, staff and the few students who could be found on campus Friday were reluctant to share what their feelings are – if any – on the decision.

University of Idaho president to leave after next school year

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben will leave his position at the end of next school year. “I am writing today to tell you that the Idaho State Board of Education and I have mutually decided that the 2018-19 academic year will be my last as president of the University of Idaho,” Staben said in a letter to faculty, staff and students issued Friday.

Associated Students of the University of Idaho approve resolution calling for athletic director Rob Spear’s resignation

In a Wednesday night meeting that lasted more than three hours, the Associated Students of the University of Idaho Wednesday approved a resolution calling for the resignation of athletics director Rob Spear following his acknowledgment that he and others at the UI mishandled sexual assault and harassment complaints by a former Vandals diver and a cross country runner against a former football player in 2013.

College football title pits rich vs. richer. Idaho Vandals won’t play that game.

Almost two years after University of Idaho President Chuck Staben announced that the Vandals would no longer compete in college football’s top division, and a month after the school won its final Football Bowl Subdivision game, the angry messages haven’t disappeared. Neither has Staben’s conviction that lower-stakes football is the right thing for his school.

‘Sometimes plans change’ at UI

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben addressed concerns about his application to another university, his plans to cap new faculty and staff hires and his hefty research goals for the UI at his annual State of the University address Friday afternoon in the Pitman Center.