College of Idaho President Charlotte Borst Has Stepped Down

Charlotte BorstCharlotte Borst became the thirteenth president of the College of Idaho in July 2015. She is the only woman to serve as president in the 126-year history of the college. But just over two years into her tenure, Dr. Borst has announced that she is stepping down to “pursue other opportunities.”

The College of Idaho enrolls nearly 1,000 students, according to the latest Department of Education data. Women make up 50 percent of the student body.

Dr. Borst has served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Whittier College in California. She held these posts from 2009 to 2015. 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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