The State Board of Education and Idaho State University (ISU) invites nominations, expressions of interests and applications for the position of President.

Founded in 1901, Idaho State University and its students are leading the way in the areas of energy, health professions, nuclear research, teaching, humanities, engineering, performing and visual arts, technology, biological sciences, pharmacy, and business. The University serves a diverse student population and attracts students from the region and around the world to its four campuses where more than 250 programs are offered. ISU is a comprehensive institution and one of six universities in the U.S. offering technical certificates through graduate and professional degrees.

Idaho State University seeks a mission-driven leader who will provide stability and commitment to support the University community, build on the University's momentum, and help realize the full potential of ISU. The successful leader will exemplify characteristics of integrity, responsibility, and compassion, and serve University stakeholders to inspire the delivery of strategic goals and better the lives of ISU students through education. The next ISU President will engage in partner-leadership for the fiscal development and growth of the University, leveraging previous experience to implement data-based decisions, strategies and tactics that support financial stability. Preferably, candidates will have leadership experience in organizations with a culture of collaborative, transparent, and inclusive decision-making and communication. It is preferred that the successful candidate possess a terminal degree with a strong record of academic achievement, scholarship, and teaching, as well as significant administrative experience in a complex organization. While academic experience (professional and administrative) is desired, exceptional candidates with nontraditional backgrounds who have demonstrated a high degree of national or international success in higher education leadership, business, industry, nonprofit, or government will also be considered.

Applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile .

WittKieffer is assisting the Idaho State Board of Education in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by November 9, 2023. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal . Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D., Melody Rose, Ph.D. and Ashlee Winters Musser at: . The search process will offer full confidentiality for all candidates, until the point where five finalists are selected and publicly identified.

Idaho State University is an AA/EEO employer. The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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