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Boise State Presidential Candidates to Visit Campus the Week of March 4

The Idaho State Board of Education announced that it plans to host five finalists for the presidency of Boise State University on campus during the week of March 4.

The finalists, who are yet to be named, each will spend a day meeting with students, faculty, staff and administrators — and each will speak and answer questions at an evening reception for alumni, donors and the community.

The main forums for each visit are planned as follows:

• Alumni, friends and community: 5:15-6:45 p.m. each night at Boise State’s Alumni and Friends Center
• Faculty and staff: 11 a.m.-noon each day at the Stueckle Sky Center’s Double R Ranch Room
• Students: 4-5 p.m. at the Alumni and Friends Building

The State Board has been working with the search firm Storbeck/Pimentel to recruit candidates for Boise State’s seventh president. A screening committee of board members, university representatives and community leaders will help narrow the list down to the five candidates who will be invited to visit campus and then to interview with the board members, who serve as the trustees for Boise State.

The next president will succeed Bob Kustra, who led the university for 15 years and the university’s growth from a regional master’s degree-granting institution to a nationally classified doctoral university with “high research activity.” Martin Schimpf, former provost and vice president for academic affairs, is serving as the interim president.