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Dean of the College of Education

Boise State University has named James Satterfield Jr. as the new dean of the College of Education.

James Satterfield Jr. is the new dean of the College of Education

“It is my distinct honor and privilege to join the Bronco family and serve as your next dean of the College of Education,” Satterfield said. “We will continue the great work already happening on campus and in the college. And as I look to the future, I know our work will be centered on contributing to the needs of our communities and the state of Idaho.”

Since 2020, Satterfield has led the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology at Auburn University. He previously served as department head of Counseling, Leadership and Special Education (2016-2020) at Missouri State University, program coordinator for the Ph.D. in Higher Education program at Clemson University (2009-11).

“Our search reached out across the country and brought in excellent candidates with national reputation and reach,” said Dr. Marlene Tromp, president. “The college was impressed by Dr. Satterfield’s experience and the vision he offered, which aligns brilliantly with our strategic plan, Blueprint for Success. He will be an incredible addition to education in the state and to our university leadership.”

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Position Overview

The Dean of the College of Education reports directly to the Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and serves as the chief academic and executive officer of the college, which serves approximately 660 undergraduate students, 640 graduate students, 55 full-time faculty and 5 academic departments.

The Dean will cultivate relationships with community partners, donors, and alumni to further address the current and future aspirations of the college.

The Search Committee