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About Our Division

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Our division’s focus is recruiting students and helping them build meaningful experience during their time at Boise State and beyond. Here you’ll find tools, resources and more detailed information regarding the work we do to help students succeed.

Who We Are

Executive Staff

  • Edward G. Whipple

    Interim Vice President, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

    I am so fortunate to be at Boise State University supporting student success and working with great faculty and staff. Boise State is a university “on the move” with a goal of preparing students to live in today’s fast-paced, multicultural, and global society. The Student Affairs and Enrollment Management staff is dedicated to ensuring each student has the opportunity to learn, grow and develop. I am honored to be part of this staff.

    Education and Experience

    I am a 7th generation Oregonian and earned a BA in English from Willamette University (OR), MAT in English Education from Northwestern University, and Ph.D. in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University. I started off my career teaching high school English and French and coaching. After graduate school I moved into higher education working at Iowa State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa. At my last three universities, Montana State University-Billings, Bowling Green State University, and Willamette University, I served as vice president for student affairs. It is an honor now to be at Boise State in the vice president for student affairs and enrollment management role.

    Functional Areas

    Administration of student affairs and enrollment management –- I have a terrific team of staff who work to make sure students receive the services and programs they need to be successful at Boise State.

    Ask Me About

    • How to get into student affairs
    • Running
    • College sports
    • France

    I am so fortunate to be at Boise State University supporting student success and working with great faculty and staff. Boise State is a university “on the move” with a goal of preparing students to live in today’s fast-paced, multicultural, and global society. The Student Affairs and Enrollment Management staff is dedicated to ensuring each student has the opportunity to learn, grow and develop. I am honored to be part of this staff.

    Education and Experience

    I am a 7th generation Oregonian and earned a BA in English from Willamette University (OR), MAT in English Education from Northwestern University, and Ph.D. in College Student Services Administration from Oregon State University. I started off my career teaching high school English and French and coaching. After graduate school I moved into higher education working at Iowa State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa. At my last three universities, Montana State University-Billings, Bowling Green State University, and Willamette University, I served as vice president for student affairs. It is an honor now to be at Boise State in the vice president for student affairs and enrollment management role.

    Functional Areas

    Administration of student affairs and enrollment management –- I have a terrific team of staff who work to make sure students receive the services and programs they need to be successful at Boise State.

    Ask Me About

    • How to get into student affairs
    • Running
    • College sports
    • France
  • Kris Collins

    Kris M. Collins

    Associate Vice President, Enrollment Services

    “I am inspired and awed by our students everyday and my goal is to constantly improve our services so that students can spend their time in the pursuit towards their degree.”

    Education and Experience

    BS Degree in Business Administration and Management from Troy State University, Alabama and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Boise State University.  I have served Boise State students in Enrollment Services and Student Affairs since 1996.

    Functional Areas

    • Admissions
    • Enrollment Services
    • Financial Aid and Scholarships
    • Registrar’s Office

    Ask Me About

    • Student Services
    • Policies
    • Being a parent of a college student
    • Why I love working at Boise State

    “I am inspired and awed by our students everyday and my goal is to constantly improve our services so that students can spend their time in the pursuit towards their degree.”

    Education and Experience

    BS Degree in Business Administration and Management from Troy State University, Alabama and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Boise State University.  I have served Boise State students in Enrollment Services and Student Affairs since 1996.

    Functional Areas

    • Admissions
    • Enrollment Services
    • Financial Aid and Scholarships
    • Registrar’s Office

    Ask Me About

    • Student Services
    • Policies
    • Being a parent of a college student
    • Why I love working at Boise State
  • Lynn Humphrey

    Lynn Humphrey

    Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs

    “I am proud to be following in my family’s footsteps as a university employee. When I was a student at the University of Maine, my grandmother worked as a cook in a dining hall and my mother worked as a processor in the Registrar’s Office.”

    Education & Experience

    B.S. in Education, University of Maine. Master of Public Administration, Boise State University. I have worked in the Vice President’s Office since 2004. Prior to joining the Division of Student Affairs, I worked for the Idaho State Board of Education for 13 years managing the higher education research grant program and the state’s scholarship programs.

    Functional Areas

    I act as chief of staff for the vice president and oversee project development and management initiatives, internal operating procedures, business processes, and policies. I provide administrative oversight, coordination and leadership for all business functions including human resources and financial services.

    Ask Me About

    • Funding
    • Policies
    • Contacts on campus
    • What it’s like to be the parent of college students

    “I am proud to be following in my family’s footsteps as a university employee. When I was a student at the University of Maine, my grandmother worked as a cook in a dining hall and my mother worked as a processor in the Registrar’s Office.”

    Education & Experience

    B.S. in Education, University of Maine. Master of Public Administration, Boise State University. I have worked in the Vice President’s Office since 2004. Prior to joining the Division of Student Affairs, I worked for the Idaho State Board of Education for 13 years managing the higher education research grant program and the state’s scholarship programs.

    Functional Areas

    I act as chief of staff for the vice president and oversee project development and management initiatives, internal operating procedures, business processes, and policies. I provide administrative oversight, coordination and leadership for all business functions including human resources and financial services.

    Ask Me About

    • Funding
    • Policies
    • Contacts on campus
    • What it’s like to be the parent of college students
  • Chris Whuthrich

    Christian K. Wuthrich

    Dean of Students

    “When I’m not chasing my three children around, I enjoy spending time with friends, volunteering for causes specific to education, and being outdoors.”

    Education & Experience

    I am a practitioner-scholar and student advocate with more than 20 years of experience in higher education and student affairs. I have a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Washington State University and received my master’s and bachelor’s degrees in secondary education from the University of Idaho.

    Functional Areas

    Our staff supports student success and graduation by helping them with personal specific issues, educational programming and safety. Advisory programs include Veteran Services, Educational Access, Gender Equity, and student support services through case management.

    Ask Me About

    • Advocacy and support related to critical or emerging student issues
    • University policies pertaining to students
    • Faculty and staff concerns
    • Research on students and student success

    “When I’m not chasing my three children around, I enjoy spending time with friends, volunteering for causes specific to education, and being outdoors.”

    Education & Experience

    I am a practitioner-scholar and student advocate with more than 20 years of experience in higher education and student affairs. I have a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Washington State University and received my master’s and bachelor’s degrees in secondary education from the University of Idaho.

    Functional Areas

    Our staff supports student success and graduation by helping them with personal specific issues, educational programming and safety. Advisory programs include Veteran Services, Educational Access, Gender Equity, and student support services through case management.

    Ask Me About

    • Advocacy and support related to critical or emerging student issues
    • University policies pertaining to students
    • Faculty and staff concerns
    • Research on students and student success
  • Nicole Nimmons headshot

    Nicole Nimmons

    Associate Vice President , Campus Services

    “My passion is to make a difference in the lives of others, creating spaces and experiences for students and the community that are welcoming and memorable.”

    Education & Experience

    I’m blessed to be a part of Boise State for more than 15 years. I got my start in Transportation and Parking Services and now have the honor to lead Campus Services. I have a degree in Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University and an Executive Masters in Business from Boise State.

    Functional Areas

    I am proud to provide support, innovation, and leadership to Campus Services, which include:

    • Student Union
    • Bronco Shops
    • Student Union Events
    • Boise State Dining

    Ask me about

    • Services in the Student Union
    • How the campus has changed over time
    • Student employment and development
    • Innovative projects within Campus Services

    “My passion is to make a difference in the lives of others, creating spaces and experiences for students and the community that are welcoming and memorable.”

    Education & Experience

    I’m blessed to be a part of Boise State for more than 15 years. I got my start in Transportation and Parking Services and now have the honor to lead Campus Services. I have a degree in Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University and an Executive Masters in Business from Boise State.

    Functional Areas

    I am proud to provide support, innovation, and leadership to Campus Services, which include:

    • Student Union
    • Bronco Shops
    • Student Union Events
    • Boise State Dining

    Ask me about

    • Services in the Student Union
    • How the campus has changed over time
    • Student employment and development
    • Innovative projects within Campus Services
  • Jason Bullock

    Assistant Vice President for Student Communications and Marketing

    As a first-generation college graduate, I am passionate about communicating and marketing to ALL students about the life-changing opportunities attaining a college degree can provide.

    Education and Experience

    BA Degree in Fine Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design from San Diego State University and a Master’s Degree in Business and Marketing from Argosy University, San Diego. Before joining the Student Affairs and Enrollment Management team at Boise State, I worked for California State University, San Bernardino, and National University, La Jolla.

    Functional Areas

    Our teams manage the marketing and communication efforts impacting the entire student life cycle or educational journey, from prospective students to graduation. Increasing student engagement and elevating the digital and on-campus experiences significantly impact student success and retention.

    Ask me about

    • Admissions Communications & Marketing
    • Student Affairs Communications & Marketing
    • Student Engagement & Retention
    • Student Experience

    As a first-generation college graduate, I am passionate about communicating and marketing to ALL students about the life-changing opportunities attaining a college degree can provide.

    Education and Experience

    BA Degree in Fine Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design from San Diego State University and a Master’s Degree in Business and Marketing from Argosy University, San Diego. Before joining the Student Affairs and Enrollment Management team at Boise State, I worked for California State University, San Bernardino, and National University, La Jolla.

    Functional Areas

    Our teams manage the marketing and communication efforts impacting the entire student life cycle or educational journey, from prospective students to graduation. Increasing student engagement and elevating the digital and on-campus experiences significantly impact student success and retention.

    Ask me about

    • Admissions Communications & Marketing
    • Student Affairs Communications & Marketing
    • Student Engagement & Retention
    • Student Experience