The New President of the College of Idaho

borstThe board of trustees of the College of Idaho in Caldwell has named Charlotte Borst as the thirteenth president of the educational institution. When she takes office in July 2015, she will be the first woman to serve as president in the 124-year history of the college. The College of Idaho enrolls slightly more than 1,100 students, according to the latest Department of Education data. Women make up 55 percent of the student body.

Dr. Borst currently serves as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Whittier College in California. She has held these posts since 2009. Previously, Dr. Borst was provost and vice president of academic affairs at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Earlier, she was dean of arts and sciences at Union College in Schenectady, New York.

Dr. Borst is a graduate of Boston University, where she majored in biology. She holds a master’s degree in history from Tufts University and a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. in the history of science and medicine from the University of Wisconsin.

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