The University of Idaho has had four different presidents since 2003

The apparent departure of another University of Idaho president is a cause for concern, Idaho State Board of Education Vice President Don Soltman said.


Since 2003, the school has had four different leaders. That has included two presidents and two interim presidents.

On Friday, regents at Texas Tech University selected UI President Duane Nellis, 58, as the lone finalist to become that school’s president. State law requires 21 days to pass before final action is taken on the appointment.

“In a way, it is a little disappointing at the university because we desperately need stability,” Soltman said. “I think that President Nellis was giving us that. It would have been nice to continue that.”


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