Company: Boise State University
Posted on: December 9, 2018
The Idaho State Board of Education and Boise State University invite nominations, expressionsof interest, and applications for the position of President. Boise State University has undergonea period of unprecedented growth and dramatic transformation. Over the last decade, theUniversity has experienced a significant increase in its student enrollment, graduate programs,physical infrastructure, research productivity, and overall economic impact. After fifteen years ofoutstanding service to the University, Dr. Robert W. Kustra announced his retirement in Fall 2017and officially retired from the position in June 2018. For its next President, the campus communityseeks a bold, innovative, and inspiring leader to give shape to the promise of the future whileharnessing the powerful momentum of the recent past.
Boise State University is a metropolitan doctoral research university with more than 25,000students from all 50 states and 65 countries; strong ties to its community and region and thearea's industry leaders; and creative and research strengths in materials science and engineering,geosciences, fine arts, creative writing, biomolecular studies, public policy and more. Located onthe banks of the scenic Boise River, just blocks from the cultural, political and economic center ofIdaho, Boise State's vibrant campus has undergone a $400 million transformation over the past15 years. Over the same time period, Boise State more than doubled its graduate programmingand has become a top choice for students from Idaho and across the West. Boise State todayboasts Idaho's largest graduate school, enrolls nearly one-third of all students in Idaho's publichigher education system, and confers nearly half of all bachelor's degrees awarded by the state'spublic universities.
The University has been called "demonstrably on the move" by the Chronicle of Higher Educationand was one of five universities in the country recognized in 2017 by the Association of Public andLand-Grant Universities for innovative approaches to improving retention and graduation rates.It has welcomed record-setting first-year classes in the past two years and set a record for thenumber of total graduates in each of the past nine years. Additionally, Boise State University hasbeen named one of the most innovative national universities in the country by U.S. News & WorldReport for its 2019 edition. The Carnegie Classification for Institutions of Higher Education (2016)includes Boise State University among its "Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity"category. Boise State's proposed overall budget for fiscal year 2019 is approximately $513 million.For more information about Boise State University, please visit: https://www.boisestate.edu/Reporting to the Idaho State Board of Education, the President is the chief executive officer ofthe University and has general authority for the leadership and management of the institutionand the strategic deployment of its resources, and in service of the University's core mission andshared values. With a broad range of responsibility, the President must be prepared to overseevarious institutional divisions and offices to further advance the University's commitment toexemplary instruction and academics, cutting-edge research and discovery, intellectual andcultural enrichment, and community engagement and economic vitality. As the most visiblemember of the Boise State University campus community, the President must be bold, innovative,and possess the ability to inspire others to reach to new horizons of excellence.The next President will speak on behalf of the campus community and successfully represent theUniversity before local, state, and national public agencies and elected officials; the Presidentshould be creative, collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial and maintain and strengthenties with local, national, and international businesses, with the demonstrated ability to engagephilanthropic foundations, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and globalacademic community to develop new areas of partnership, collaboration, and mutual support. Tobe successful the President will recognize the unique characteristics of the University, the City ofBoise, the State of Idaho, the region, and will become an integral and indispensable member ofthe community. The President will then have the opportunity to further connect and extend theUniversity into the community and across the region. The President must have a great passion forthe role of public higher education and be equally passionate about the unique role that BoiseState University plays in the day-to-day lives of countless many.
QualificationsBoise State University seeks a thoughtful leader who will provide stability and long-termcommitment to take full advantage of the University's potential. It is preferred that the successfulcandidate possess a terminal degree with a strong record of academic achievement, scholarship,and teaching, as well as significant administrative experience in a complex environment. The nextPresident must have experience overseeing financial and budgetary processes at a leadershiplevel and must have a demonstrated ability to instill fiscal confidence, responsibility and discipline.The most successful candidates will have leadership experience in organizations with a cultureof collaborative and inclusive decision-making. While academic experience (professional andadministrative) is strongly desired, exceptional candidates with nontraditional backgroundswho have demonstrated a high degree of national or international success in business, industry,nonprofit, or government will be considered.
Application and Nomination ProcessThe Boise State Screening Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and willcontinue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants mustsubmit: a current resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing relevant experienceand interest in the position. Nomination letters should include the name, position, addressand telephone number of the nominee. All applications and nominations will be handled inconfidence.
Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted byemail to:Alberto Pimentel, Managing PartnerEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgNavid NakaiEmail: email@example.comStorbeck/Pimentel & Associates6512 Painter AvenueWhittier, CA 90601Refer to code "Boise State President" in subject line
Boise State University is an equal opportunity employer and educator. The University believesthat commitment to fairness and respect for all creates an environment that is conducive to thefree and open exchange of ideas. Boise State University is committed to provide equal employmentopportunities to all employees and qualified applicants for employment as provided for by federal,state and local law. The University endeavors to recruit, hire, train, and promote employees in all jobtitles in accordance with the University's Affirmative Action Program. All other personnel actions areadministered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, gender identity, national origin, disability,protected veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status as protected underapplicable federal, state or local law.
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