MOSCOW, Idaho -

New University of Idaho President Chuck Staben is confident the university offers a great value and education to its students and is ready to embrace the 60 percent post-secondary credential goal set forth by state leaders.

Staben says the UI now has 10,000 students and looks to recruit an additional 5,000 during the next few years.

Staben tells the Moscow-Pullman Daily News that the university needs to work on recruiting more efficiently across the state, particularly in the markets in southern and southeastern Idaho.

He has charged a task force report on implementing the new law allowing guns on campus.

Staben noted UI has satellite campuses and research centers all around the state where the law much be enforced.