Marlene Tromp Will Be the First Woman to Serve as President of Boise State University in Idaho

Marlene Tromp has been named president of Boise State University in Idaho. When Dr. Tromp’s takes office on July 1, 2019, she will be first woman to lead the university.

The university enrolls nearly 21,000 undergraduate students and more than 3,300 graduate students according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 56 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Since 2017, Dr. Tromp has served as campus provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prior to that, she served as dean of Arizona State University’s New Interdisciplinary College of Arts and Sciences and vice provost of the university’s West Campus. As an academic, Dr. Tromp’s research interests include sensation fiction, spiritualism and seances, freak shows, economics, and xenophobia in the nineteenth Century.

“It will be an exciting new chapter for me to come to Boise State. I will be proud to lead the dedicated faculty and staff as they serve the students and Idaho, and to advance the transformative work of the institution,” Dr. Tromp said. “A pioneering university that has already made phenomenal advances, Boise State will have an extraordinary impact on our rapidly growing city and state. The future holds great promise for Boise State, its affiliates and the community it serves.”

Dr. Tromp holds three degrees in English: a bachelor’s degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, a master’s degree from the University of Wyoming, and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

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