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ENCORE: Boise State University President On Leading Through COVID-19 And Budget Woes

Steve Conner
AP Photo
Boise State University President Marlene Tromp leads Boise State Blue Thunder marching band on to the field during a college football game in 2019. After a delay due to COVID-19, Boise State will resume football beginning Oct. 2020.

This interview originally aired Sept. 29, 2020.

Boise State University President Marlene Tromp has had a challenging first year in her position. From managing state budget cuts pre-COVID to leading the university through the academic and public health challenges of 2020, we wanted to hear more about how she’s navigating through crisis — while making tough decisions about layoffs and furloughs.

Idaho Matters recorded this interview with Tromp Sept. 24, just hours before the Mountain West Conference decided to bring back Boise State football for a limited season this fall. 

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!