Firm named to lead U of I president search

Firm named to lead U of I president search
Posted at 11:38 AM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-06 13:38:39-04

The Idaho State Board of Education Thursday announced that the firm Storbeck Pimentel and Associates will lead the search for the next president of the University of Idaho. 

“Storbeck Pimentel specializes in conducting executive searches in the education and nonprofit sectors.  Storbeck Pimentel was selected from a list of eight firms that submitted proposals,” said State Board of Education spokesman Mike Keckler.

Board Members Emma Atchley and Don Soltman will serve on a screening committee that will vet candidates, with Atchley serving as committee chair.  Makeup of the rest of the screening committee will be decided by Atchley and Soltman, in consultation with members of the U of I campus community.  That process will begin immediately, Keckler explained.

“I appreciate the Board’s confidence in allowing me to help lead this search for the University of Idaho’s nineteenth president,” Atchley said.  “I look forward to assembling the members of the screening committee and working with them to develop a transparent process that will include input from Vandal students, faculty, staff and alumni.” 

The Board plans to name a new president sometime early next year -- and have that person in place on the Moscow campus by the beginning of the fiscal year, July 1, 2019.

Storbeck Pimentel and Associates will be paid $78,400 plus out-of-pocket expenses, Keckler said.