Jonathan Krutz, Boise State University ombuds and lecturer in the Department of Marketing, as well as a graduate faculty member in the Professional MBA Program, retired this May after serving the university for 10 years.
Krutz joined the College of Business and Economics (COBE) in 2011 with more than 25 years of business and nonprofit leadership experience in agriculture, conflict resolution and end-of-life care. He taught in the Professional MBA program for five years and served as COBE’s UF 200 instructor for two years. Primarily a business communication teacher in the Department of Marketing, Krutz also served three years as COBE Faculty-in-Residence and assisted for a fourth year as Faculty-out-of-Residence.
Additionally, he served as a university ombuds for the past two years. He was active in the two-year university storyboard initiative, and he and his family hosted students in Boise State’s exchange program with Taiwan for six years. Concurrent with his Boise State activities, Krutz coordinated the federal workplace giving campaign across southern Idaho for several years.
Krutz was honored with the COBE Service Award and a University Foundations Teaching Excellence Award in 2019. Prior to joining Boise State, Krutz led the nonprofit Idaho End-of-Life Coalition, which was recognized as a Governor’s Brightest Star and received a $50,000 leadership award from the Regency Foundation. He was named 2006 Nonprofit Executive of the Year by the 60-member Nebraska Association of Nonprofit Executives for his work with the Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Partnership.
Among his community contributions, Krutz served for many years on the national and state boards of Stop Predatory Gambling, was selected as the founding chair of the Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Board, served five years on the Board of the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley (including as president), and two years on the Board of the National Hospice Foundation. He is in his ninth year as a volunteer Boise Ridge-to-Rivers trail ranger.
Krutz earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa in 1993 and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and humanities from Valparaiso University in 1984. He is currently finishing his doctoral dissertation in public policy and administration from Boise State.
“It has been a pleasure to work with the excellent faculty, staff and students of Boise State University and the College of Business and Economics for the past ten years,” he said.
Krutz and his wife Kim, who retired from her position as clinical nurse specialist at St. Luke’s last June, look forward to traveling and spending time with family and friends.