The College of Health Sciences invites the campus community to celebrate John Griffiths, business manager for Health Services, as he retires after 13 years of service to the university. The college will host a retirement celebration from 3-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30 in Norco 117.
Griffiths joined Boise State in 2010 as the business manager for Health Services and Campus Recreation when the two were aligned in the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. He has been with Health Services since 2013.
Prior to joining Boise State, Griffiths held various finance and supply chain positions in the Boise region, most notably with Ore-Ida Foods and Cott Beverage. In addition to being a Bronco fan, he has been known to cheer for the Iowa Hawkeyes since he grew up in Iowa and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Iowa.
Colleagues are grateful for Griffiths’ ability to navigate the changing business and financial landscape brought on by changes in insurance plans, new university financial software and changes in leadership. He was also instrumental in developing metrics and dashboards, annual budgets, policies and procedures for the Health Services business office and provided important financial information toward the development of routine student fee requests.
“John has such great institutional knowledge and is the ‘go to’ person for so many things,” Julia Beard, executive director of Health Services said. “He always has a measured response to suggestions and ideas and often thinks of the question no one has asked yet. He always considers the impacts to other parts of the organization. I have enjoyed working with John over the past decade and will miss his upbeat personality and great accounting skills.”
Beard also noted that all the photos in the Health Services exam rooms, clinic hallways and lobby were taken by Griffiths during his hiking and camping trips.
Griffiths plans to enjoy the great outdoors with his wife and continuing to photograph their adventures hiking, backpacking, skiing, fishing and camping. He also plans to spend time traveling to be with family and friends and is hoping to plan a trip to Italy.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the Health Services staff, the years with the Rec and others throughout the university that have made my life much easier with their expertise and friendship,” Griffiths said.