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Facundo named director of Micron Student Success Center

Last spring, Micron Technology, Inc. announced more than $1 million in grants to the colleges of engineering at Boise State University and the University of Idaho to expand equitable access to education, diversify enrollment and prepare all students for careers in engineering. Boise State’s College of Engineering established the Micron Student Success Center to carry out this vision.

After a national search, the College of Engineering is pleased to announce Adriana Facundo as the Micron Student Success Center’s inaugural director.

“I am thrilled to announce Adriana Facundo has accepted the role of director for our new Micron Student Success Center,” said College of Engineering Dean JoAnn S. Lighty. “The MSSC directly supports the college’s mission to provide an accessible environment with ‘an unshakable focus on learning’ for our students.”

Facundo will be responsible for enhancing the academic and strategic mission of the center by strengthening students’ connections to leadership, careers and continuing education opportunities. She brings over nine years of higher education skills to the role, including her most recent experience as the assistant director for orientation in New Student Programs at Boise State. 

“I’m excited to leverage existing relationships in student affairs and academic affairs to contribute to the holistic development of students,” Facundo said. “The College of Engineering is full of staff and faculty who take a student-centered approach to everything they do and that energy is contagious.” 

In her previous role, Facundo oversaw student training curriculum, new student orientation planning, marketing and communications efforts, and increasing access for families and students at the point of orientation.

Facundo received a Master of Arts in Higher Education Student Affairs at Eastern Michigan University and she is a current doctoral student in the Higher Education Leadership program at Colorado State University.

Facundo will begin her new role on February 6, joining longtime College of Engineering staff member Leandra Aburusa-Lete, who transitioned to serve as the college’s career success coach within the Micron Student Success Center.

-by Jamie Fink