The Idaho State Board of Education appointed Martin Schimpf as interim president of Boise State University beginning July 1, 2018.
Schimpf joined the faculty at Boise State in 1990 and has served in various roles, most recently as provost and vice president of academic affairs, a position he has held since 2010. Prior to that, he was chair of the chemistry department, and associate dean and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Schimpf holds degrees in chemistry from the University of Washington and the University of Utah. Schimpf replaces Bob Kustra, who led Boise State for 15 years.