Five Unnamed Finalists For Top Boise State Job To Visit School In March

Feb 13, 2019

Boise State has been without a permanent leader since July of last year. That’s when former university President Bob Kustra retired, after 15 years leading the institution.


During the week of March 4, five new candidates for the top job will be in Boise interviewing for the role. The Idaho State Board of Education announced the visit Tuesday, but we don't yet know the candidates' names. 

It’s the second time students, faculty and staff have had a chance to get to know their potential next leader. Last year the state board brought in three finalists in their first search for a replacement. The board decided to extend the search after none of those finalists were selected.

In the interim, former provost and vice president of academic affairs Martin Schimpf took the helm. His contract is up June 30, for the second year in a row putting a deadline on when the board hopes to make their decision.

According to Idaho Education News, the state board hired a California-based firm to conduct the nationwide search for the university. The search contract costs more than $78,000.  

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