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Letter from Dr. Tromp: Business operations update

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to share several updates regarding our business operations. We are rolling out a new organizational structure that we believe will create greater efficiency, synergy and alignment between our business operations and the employee experience. We aim to fulfill the goals of our strategic plan, Blueprint for Success, serve our students and provide more robust support to those of you who work within these units.

Finance and Administration

We will launch a national search for a new Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer. This role will oversee finance and administration; budget and planning; information technology; the Morrison Center; and ExtraMile Arena. This vice president will focus on helping the institution develop a sustainable budget model, creating alignment with Blueprint for Success, and building a sustainable infrastructure to support the university’s remarkable upward trajectory. These critical areas require a targeted leadership approach.

University Affairs

All existing units under University Affairs will remain in the division, and we will shift architectural and engineering services; capital planning and space management; environmental health, safety and sustainability; university art curator and collections management; and facilities, operations and maintenance permanently under the division, effective immediately, elevating these vital offices. Alicia Estey will continue in her role as Chief of Staff and Vice President for University Affairs and become Chief Operating Officer. The division will seek to fill leadership roles to support these changes.

Human Resources

We will launch a national search for a Chief Human Resources Officer. Reporting directly to the President, this new role will ensure forward progress in achieving our strategic goal of fostering a thriving community. This leader will oversee all current functions of HR, interface with state entities, and be responsible for developing a responsive, innovative and collaborative HR unit that recruits, compensates, retains and develops a highly talented and engaged Boise State workforce.

Thank you for your dedication to serving our employees and ongoing efforts to make Boise State University the special place that it is.

Dr. Marlene Tromp