Marlene Tromp

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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.

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Boise State University President Marlene Tromp is announcing the school will lay off some portion of its workforce after the coronavirus pandemic punched holes into its budget.

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Boise State University President Marlene Tromp has made rural outreach to students a priority in her short time in office. Now, the university will offer a special scholarship for rural Idaho students.

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Presidents of each of Idaho’s public, four-year colleges and universities say there will be no tuition increases for in-state, undergraduate students next year.


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When Idaho’s State Board of Education announced this spring that Marlene Tromp would be the next president of Boise State University, the crowd at the Stueckle Sky Center erupted in applause. After more than a year-long search, the university would have a new leader. 

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Marlene Tromp will join Boise State University as the seventh president in the university’s history. A packed crowd of students, faculty and staff applauded loudly as the Idaho State Board of Education voted to approve her appointment Tuesday. They also approved her $425,000 salary.