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Celebrating our 2024 retirees

Kerry Rice

Kerry Rice, professor of educational technology, joined Boise State as a faculty member in the College of Education in 2006 after teaching middle school math in Idaho and Texas.

Attracted to Boise State’s innovative programs in educational technology, Rice developed close relationships with colleagues and students over her years in the college, and enjoyed opportunities to develop relationships abroad during faculty exchanges and as a Fulbright scholar.

Travel is a passion for Rice, which she will continue to pursue in retirement in addition to spending more time with loved ones. She also hopes to nurture her creative side by converting her home office into an art studio. Rice retired this past spring with gratitude for what her time at Boise State has meant personally and professionally.

“Throughout my tenure at Boise State, I’ve been fortunate to engage in meaningful research, collaborate with talented colleagues, and mentor countless students who have gone on to make their own mark in the world,” said Rice. “My Fulbright award and participation in the Erasmus faculty exchange program provided invaluable opportunities for cross-cultural learning and collaboration, shaping my approach to teaching and research in profound ways. As I prepare to embark on this new chapter of retirement, I am filled with gratitude for the experiences and relationships that have enriched my career, and I look forward to embracing the adventures that lie ahead.”

Chareen Snelson

Chareen Snelson, associate professor of educational technology, began her teaching and research career at Boise State in 2003, after earning her doctorate in education from the College of Education. During her time in the college, Snelson served as chair of the Department of Educational Technology from 2011-2022, and held several program coordinator positions. Snelson is an author and co-author of multiple journal articles and book chapters on educational technology, and presented her work and expertise at dozens of conferences.


Rob Winslow

Rob Winslow, clinical assistant professor in curriculum, instruction and foundational studies, began full-time work in the Educational Leadership program in 2020 after retiring as Executive Director for the Idaho Association of School Administrators and serving as an adjunct instructor in the college.

Winslow began full-time during the Covid-19 pandemic, and it proved to be a difficult start with remote work in effect. But his favorite memory from his time in the college is how supportive the department chairs and administrative assistants were as he navigated his new role.

After a 43-year career in education, Winslow wants to take some time to see what retirement brings, and adjust to life without as many responsibilities. However, his ties to Boise State are historical and will remain strong.

“I actually grew up on campus in the 1960s,” said Winslow. “My mom was a single parent with 5 kids and we lived in campus family housing and I went to Campus Elementary School. I feel I have come full circle in growing up on the campus and now getting to end my educational journey back on campus. Go Broncos!”