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College of Southern Idaho welcomes new president

Posted at 1:45 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 15:45:20-04

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — The College of Southern Idaho (CSI) welcomed its fifth President to campus on June 1.

Dr. L. Dean Fisher will be replacing the previous president, who is retiring this month.

“We are excited to work with President Fisher while navigating new experiences in higher education due to the disruptions of COVID-19. I’m sure this isn’t what he expected when considering becoming a community college president, but we are glad to have him.” said Kimberlee LaPray, CSI Public Information Officer.

Before arriving at CSI, Fisher served as the Provost for SUNY Corning Community College in New York. Prior to his work at SUNY Corning Community College, Fisher served as Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor for a member of Congress where he provided oversight for the Congressman’s Oklahoma district operations and Washington, DC staff.

Fisher also worked at Rose State College in Oklahoma City where he served a variety of roles from faculty member to Vice President for Student Affairs. He has regularly taught undergraduate and graduate courses in history, humanities, leadership and student development.