Idaho State named its new president Thursday. He’s a Boise State and U of I graduate

Kevin Satterlee
Kevin Satterlee Boise State University

Kevin Satterlee, who currently serves as Boise State University’s chief operating officer, special counsel and as a vice president, will become the 13th president of Idaho State University, according to the Idaho State Board of Education.

Satterlee, who will receive a two-year contract at $370,000 annually, graduated from Boise State and the University of Idaho’s law school. He will assume his role as Idaho State’s president on June 18, the State Board said in a news release Thursday evening.

Satterlee was named one of five finalists in February. He was appointed COO and special counsel at BSU in January 2011. He also oversees NCAA compliance at BSU.

Satterlee joined Boise State in 2001 as special assistant to the vice president for finance and administration. From 1995 to 2001, he was a deputy attorney general in the Idaho Attorney General’s Office and was assigned as the chief legal officer to the Idaho State Board of Education.

In the same State Board news release, Lewis-Clark State College named Cynthia Pemberton as its new president.

“The board was impressed by the quality of the candidates who came to us as finalists through the selection process,” Idaho State Board of Education President Linda Clark said in the release. “On behalf of the board, I want to thank the members of both search committees who have given of their time and energy to vet and recommend top candidates. These were not easy decisions but we are confident that Cynthia and Kevin are the right people at the right time for LCSC and ISU.”

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