Richard Stallings Honored with “Alumni Award of Excellence”
On Saturday, June 23, 2011 Richard Stallings received the Alumni Award of Excellence from the Emeritus Alumni Association. BYU-Idaho Vice President Kevin Miyasaki presented the award at the Summer Emeritus Breakfast. Richard Howard Stallings was born Oct. 7, 1940 in Ogden Utah. He attended public schools in Ogden and graduated from Ben Lomond High School in 1958. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and served a mission in New Zealand from 1960 to 1962. He married Renee Garner in 1963. He received his BS in History and Political Science from Weber State and his MS in History from Utah State and Colorado College. He taught in the Foreign Study League in Europe in 1969. Richard taught 15 years in the History Department at Ricks College from 1969 to 1984. He represented the Idaho Second District in the House of Representatives from 1985 to 1993. He served in several other state and local political offices over the course of a twenty-two year political career. In 1993 President Bill Clinton appointed him United States Nuclear Waste Negotiator. He served as Executive Director of the Pocatello Neighborhood Housing Services and the Pocatello City Council. He served as Idaho Democratic Chairman in 2005 and 2007. Richard and Renee have 3 children Richard Jr., Sallianne, and Daniel. They have 7 grandchildren.