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BSU president search down to five finalists; candidates to visit Boise soon

Posted: 11:14 AM, Apr 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-18 17:14:15Z

Five finalists have been named in the search for Boise State University’s next president.  

A total of 53 candidates applied for the position. The Boise State Search Committee picked the finalists from a list of nine semifinalists interviewed late last week.

Listed in alphabetical order, the finalists are:

-- Dr. James Lentini - Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Oakland University

-- Dr. Kevin Reynolds - Vice President for Finance and Administration, Portland State University

-- Dr. Jack Thomas – President, Western Illinois University

-- Dr. Robbyn Wacker – Senior Campaign Advisor for Development and Alumni Relations, University of Northern Colorado

-- Dr. Daniel Weeks – President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Northern British Columbia

Arrangements are underway for the finalists to visit the Boise State campus starting next week, according to Idaho State Board of Education spokesman Mike Keckler.

“Open forums are planned for students, faculty and staff as well as public receptions for community members to meet and hear from the finalists,” he said. “There will also be an opportunity to provide feedback online to the selection committee about each candidate.”

Schedules, including open forum dates and times are posted on Boise State University’s president search webpage: https://go.boisestate.edu/presidential-search [go.boisestate.edu]