Andrus Center Career Prep
By connecting Boise State University students to the information they need to prepare for entry level opportunities in natural resources management and environmental fields, the Andrus Center for Public Policy hopes to help the next generation of conservationists turn their love of nature into meaningful careers.
About the Andrus Center for Public Policy
Holding one of the greatest conservation records in American history, Cecil D. Andrus said “I remain hopeful that I will be able to pass on to my grandchildren all the pleasures of life in an unspoiled West. Perhaps hope should be replaced by a stronger word. It is a matter of obligation.”
The Andrus Center for Public Policy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization within the School of Public Service at Boise State University. Founded in 1995, the Andrus Center for Public Policy is dedicated to perpetuating former Idaho Governor and Secretary of the Interior, Cecil D. Andrus’s ‘common sense conservationist’, problem-solving approach. Advocating for the legacy issues of Governor Andrus — wise use of our environmental resources and public lands, proper funding of education for our children and the cultivation of leadership from all segments of our society — the Andrus Center provides a nationally respected forum for addressing vital public policy issues of our time. In the over twenty years since its founding, the Center’s well attended events have highlighted independent, nonpartisan engagement on critical issues confronting Idaho, the American West, and the United States. The Center is overseen by its Executive Director, John Freemuth, a leading voice in public lands policy, and a Board of Governors, with Tracy Andrus serving as Chair in the wake of the passing of her father, Cecil D. Andrus.