Boise State University President Bob Kustra is retiring after 15 years with the school.
Kustra said Wednesday that his retirement will be effective June 30th. Kustra helped transform BSU from a former commuter college into one of Idaho’s largest universities during his tenure. He’s expanded the schools undergraduate and graduate programs and overseen nearly $450 million in construction efforts to grow BSU’s campus – including adding the Honors College, alumni center, and upcoming fine arts facility. Kustra was a former state lawmaker and lieutenant governor in Illinois before moving to Idaho.
The Idaho State Board of Education will now begin searching for Kustra’s replacement. The board is currently searching for two presidents to fill vacancies at Lewis-Clark State College and Idaho State University. (AP)