Born in Pocatello, Matt Bloxham is a multi-generational Idahoan who graduated from Blackfoot High School before returning to Pocatello in 2004 to pursue his education at Idaho State University. As the only member of his family to have graduated from college, he earned his degree from ISU’s Division of Health Sciences in Health Care Administration, and is currently working toward completing his MBA through ISU’s College of Business.
During his time at ISU, Matt was a highly involved student and was eventually elected ASISU Student Body President. Bloxham is the only ISU student to have ever been elected ASISU President twice. During his time serving as the voice of the students, Bloxham worked with city leaders to successfully bridge the gap between the community, local businesses and ISU.
Matt is passionate about issues surrounding the economic environment, education, healthcare and service to this community.
While interning with the Portneuf Health Care Foundation, Bloxham worked to launch the Chamber Wellness Program with the Foundation’s CEO Shaun Menchaca and the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce. Bloxham currently volunteers with the Chamber Wellness Committee.
He is also a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, the Professional Business Fraternity, where he has worked with the Idaho Business Leader of the Year committee to bring business leaders such as Ron Nilson, CEO of Ground Force Worldwide, and Doug Sayer, President of Premier Technologies, from across the state to the local community to help boost the economy and discuss the future of Idaho’s economic environment.
Bloxham’s experience working with the university’s administration to establish the budget has him fighting for the rights of students and parents to allow them an affordable education while staying local, and drawing other prospective students into ISU in order to help grow the community as well. Most notably, Bloxham’s frustration with greedy politicians allowed him to successfully cut the student government budget in order to avoid cutting into the budgets of student and community programming.
Earning his Eagle Scout at the young age of 13, he continues to be an avid supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.
In his spare time, you can always find Bloxham out in the community attending local events, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.