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Vice President for Research and Economic Development Search

Boise State University has selected Dr. Nancy Glenn to be the next Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

“We had a very impressive slate of candidates — people with exceptional experience and talent in the multiple aspects of this role. The excitement around Dr. Glenn’s leadership against the backdrop of that field of candidates signals our colleagues’ strong positive assessment of her ability to lead forward. Dr. Glenn understands the needs of our faculty and students, the needs of the state, and the opportunities before us for the future. She will help us to create the next iteration of the university’s research enterprise, advancing the work of both our internal constituents and engaging with and supporting our external partners,” said Dr. Marlene Tromp, Boise State president.

Nancy Glenn, Vice President of Research & Economic Development, portrait by Priscilla Grover

Glenn has been serving as interim Vice President for Research and Economic Development and is a professor in the Department of Geosciences within the College of Arts and Sciences.

“I am honored to lead Boise State University’s research and creative activity enterprise, and thrilled to work with our talented community,” said Glenn. “I look forward to supporting and empowering our researchers across campus, collaborating with university leadership, and helping fulfill the university’s vision to be a premier student-success driven research university.”

Glenn is passionate about providing opportunities for Boise State’s community and partners to engage in the excitement of knowledge discovery and the research process. She is eager to grow research opportunities for students, faculty and staff by collaborating with partners across divisions at Boise State and beyond campus. She brings a deep commitment to developing positive relationships, and an entrepreneurial approach to building research, and combining these to help others succeed.

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Position Overview

Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President for Research and Economic Development serves as the institutional advocate and facilitator for the university’s research, scholarship, creative activities, and discovery. The VPRED is responsible for programmatic excellence in research and its integration into the graduate and undergraduate learning experience. The VPRED coordinates the development and realization of institutional research goals that are consonant with Boise State’s mission and status as a metropolitan university. It is the central position for advancing research programs and supporting faculty across the university as Boise State strengthens and advances from its position as an R2 research institution.