Boise State University
Dr. Martin Schimpf
The Idaho State Board of Education voted Friday to appoint Dr. Martin Schimpf as interim president at Boise State University, effective Sunday, July 1. He'll replace Dr. Bob Kustra, who will retire at the end of this month
after 15 years of leading Idaho's largest public university.
Schimpf joined the faculty at Boise State in 1990 and has served in various roles, most recently as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, a position he has held since 2010. Prior to that, he was chair of the Chemistry Department and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Schimpf holds degrees in chemistry from the University of Washington and the University of Utah.
Schimpf’s yearly salary while serving as interim president will be $390,860.
"On behalf of the Board, I thank [Schimpf] for delaying his planned return to faculty and assuming this vital role while we look for a new president for Boise State,” said Board President Dr. Linda Clark in Friday's announcement.