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Dr. Marlene Tromp at AnnouncementWelcome to the Bronco Family, Dr. Marlene Tromp!

Boise State’s Seventh President Begins Tenure

A big Bronco welcome to Boise State’s seventh president, Dr. Marlene Tromp, who began her tenure at Boise State University this week. We’re excited and look forward to her leadership and engagement with Bronco Nation.

Dr. Tromp is a first-generation college graduate from Wyoming who has been a leader in some of the top higher education institutions in the West. She is also an award-winning teacher, mentor, author, and professor of literature and critical race and ethnicity studies and has a passion for research.

Any great university, of which Boise State is one, builds teaching and research seamlessly to advance the education of world-ready students, and provide real solutions to deepening world problems. We all look forward to working with Dr. Tromp in furthering that agenda.

Dr. Tromp will join us in connecting with alumni and friends in the Treasure Valley and beyond. In fact, she’ll be joining the Puget Sound Chapter of the Boise State Alumni Association when they hold the Boise State Night at the Seattle Mariners event on July 26. Dr. Tromp will be speaking at the pre-game event at the Patio at the Pen in T-Mobile Park. About 500 Boise State alumni and friends have registered to attend the event. If you’re in the Seattle area, please join us!

There’s a buzz of excitement across campus and on social media about the future of Boise State under Dr. Tromp’s leadership. Several Boise State supporters have expressed their enthusiasm and excitement about what lies ahead for our great university. I want to share a few of the sentiments we received on social media welcoming Dr. Tromp.

“So excited for this next chapter in Boise State’s incredible journey!” – Jillana Finnegan


“Welcome Dr. Tromp! I love my alma mater and cannot wait to see what you accomplish as fearless leader of the orange and blue.” – Travis Estvold


“Welcome, President Tromp, to your new home and your new position leading Idaho’s largest and most dynamic university. You’ll find this to be a warm community, open to embrace you as one of our own and immediately a new community leader. Wishing you well in all your myriad roles. I’m sure you’ll make all those who put their faith in you proud of that choice.” – Anthony Olbrich

We share these thoughts and more as we look forward to a future of unlimited possibilities, “Blue Field Thinking,” and the life-changing opportunities that are Boise State. Read more welcome messages, or share your own, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Happy Fourth of July, to all of the Bronco family.

Rick Frisch, Advancement, faculty/staff, studio portrait by Priscilla Grover

Go Broncos!

Rick Frisch
Interim Vice President for University Advancement