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Farewell Reception for Kevin and Margaret Satterlee is May 22

Kevin Satterlee
Margaret Satterlee

The campus community is invited to the “Satterlee Send-off,” a farewell reception for Kevin and Margaret Satterlee, from 4-6 p.m. May 22 in the Alumni and Friends Center. Remarks are planned at 4:30 p.m.

Kevin Satterlee, chief operating officer, vice president and special counsel, is leaving Boise State University to serve as the next president of Idaho State University. During his 17 years at Boise State, Satterlee has led, set policy for and supervised the Campus Operations Division of the university, which includes about 600 employees and capital project budgets of roughly $200 million at any given time.

Among his notable accomplishments, he envisioned and created the university’s first Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics, and within that office created a new focus group on Equity and Inclusion and Title IX compliance. This started new commitments to diversity on campus resulting in a re-envisioned Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Office and its functions. He also led the creation of a university re-branding master plan, established a divisional new employee orientation program that was adopted for all new employees, envisioned and created a multi-year strategy that resulted in the planning and construction of over one million square feet of new campus facilities, led the initiative to professionalize and update campus security, emergency management and threat assessment programs in the wake of campus security incidents across the country, and more.

Margaret Satterlee joined Boise State six years ago as the director of special events and protocol for the president’s office. During her time at Boise State, she has planned, executed or advised on more than 300 events, including numerous lectures — Salman Rushdie and David Brooks — groundbreakings, ribbon cutting celebrations, two of Boise State’s Fiesta Bowl appearances, the Shakespeare First Folio Exhibit and the annual tree lighting on the Quad. She also helped planned visits from the Federal Reserve, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and President Barack Obama, and consistently helped raise the bar on the quality, consistency and brand of the university’s high-profile events.