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President’s Letter to Friends of Boise State

September 21, 2009

Dear Friends,

Recent news that Boise State University is ranked among the nation’s and West’s “top up-and-coming schools” boldly underscores the reoccurring theme of dynamic change here on campus.

U.S. News and World Report lists Boise State among the colleges and universities making “the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus or facilities” in its annual review of the nation’s best colleges and universities. It is our most recent academic distinction and confirms our progress as a university of choice for talented students across the West. (more…)

April 1, 2009

Dear Friends,

Keeping a top-quality university education within financial reach of our students and their families is always a top priority for us at Boise State University. It is often a difficult balancing act between frugality and our growing presence as a metropolitan research university.

But this spring, as Idaho’s colleges and universities work with the State Board of Education to set their student tuition and fees for the upcoming fall semester, stewardship of those precious dollars takes on unusual significance. Any discussion of tuition and fee increases this year must begin with the premise that our students and their families are struggling in the midst of a recession more difficult than any in recent history. (more…)

February 19, 2009

Dear Friends,

A year ago, many of us would have been hard-pressed to predict the depth of this downturn in our economy. For many families right here in the Treasure Valley, it means no longer having a roof over their heads or food on the table. Boise State, one of the Treasure Valley’s largest employers, is in a position to make a difference. (more…)

December 17, 2008

Dear Friends,

Boise State is not immune to the troubling economic news of recent months. State funding holdbacks of at least $3.5 million and a significant drop in the value of our endowment and other investments have triggered a thoughtful, if difficult, review process here on campus. (more…)

October 17, 2008

Dear Friends,

Election season is upon us and Boise State University is once again proving to be a key resource for voters trying to define one of the most interesting and important elections in a generation or more.

Led by faculty members in the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs (SSPA) and Dean Melissa Lavitt, Boise State experts are busy educating the voters about the key issues, finding innovative ways to engage students in the electoral process and providing insightful analysis leading up to the Nov. 4 vote. (more…)