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Ryan Sargent

Host of Bengal Tales and KISU Legislative Correspondent

Ryan Sargent
Associate Vice President of Alumni & Government Relations and Advancement Communications
Ryan is a proud native of Pocatello, Idaho. He graduated from Highland High School before attending Idaho State University where he served as student body president and earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science in 2009. After completing his undergraduate studies, Ryan went on to earn his Juris Doctor in Moscow, where he also served as student body president. Despite enjoying his time in North Idaho, Ryan remains a loyal Bengal who bleeds orange and black profusely. Prior to returning to his alma mater, Ryan practiced law for a private civil litigation firm in Boise and served as a prosecutor in Power County. Along with his wife Brandi, and their two daughters, Ryan enjoys attending ISU athletics events, traveling, sampling good food, and hiking with their dog, Lilly.

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  • Bengal Tales is proud to interview recently graduated alum and newly hired events coordinator, McKenzie Anderson.
  • For the final episode of Bengal Tales for the 2022/23 academic school year, Ryan Sargent welcomes incoming ASISU President Emma Watts and Vice President Chance Reynolds. Emma and Chance represented the ROAR party during this spring's elections, and they campaigned on the promise to "make students' experience at ISU better,".
  • Dr. Danielle Wylie is the Director of ISU’s TRIO Upward Bound Programs for area high school students. She joined ISU in January of 2020 after growing up in rural Appalachia, earning her doctorate in philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, and working as a faculty member in Illinois and Mississippi.
  • This month, Bengal Tales host Ryan Sargent talks with Cathy Wooton. Cathy is the new Vice President of University Advancement for Idaho State University. Wooton brings 30 years of experience to the table, and shares about her life, vision, and ambition for Idaho State. Originally from Alaska, she enjoys the community and opportunity Pocatello offers.
  • Daniel Moore joined the ISU Alumni team in the fall of 2022. Dan graduated from Idaho State, first in 2004 with a major in Journalism and English, and then in 2008 in Graphic Arts and Printing. He currently lives in American Falls, where he was involved with community journalism and the newspaper The Power County Press until coming back to ISU in his new role. His new duties includes providing campaign support and donor outreach to help fulfill the mission of ISU and its students.
  • Rachel Taow attended high school in Idaho Falls, joined the US Army as an intelligence analyst, received an Bachelors of International Studies degree from ISU, and is now seeking a Law degree. She has recently been recognized for advancing her field at the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear at Idaho National Lab. Hear her conversation with ISU Director of Alumni Relations Ryan Sargent in this edition of Bengal Tales.
  • Join host Ryan Sargent as he discusses the Idaho Food Bank and the food fight with the University of Idaho.
  • Ryan Sargent sits down with the Alumni Office's student workers: Daniel, Joely, Kaila and Brooklyn. Tune in and get to know these amazing Bengals. They will be documenting the semester and keeping you in the loop about what's happening at Idaho State all semester long over on the ISU Alumni Association's social media channels.
  • This month, Ryan Sargent has a conversation with Maclane Westbrook, a KISU employee, ISU student, and show host.
  • In this episode of Bengal Tales Ryan Sargent speaks with ISU Alumni Board Member Stephanie Adams. Stephanie serves on several area boards, is a local business owner, and she graduated from Idaho State University in 2001.