University of Idaho hires new dean of students

Boise State University's associate dean of students has been named dean of students at the University of Idaho.

Blaine Eckles, associate dean at Boise State since December 2011, will begin his new job on July 13.

Eckles received his doctorate in Adult Organizational Learning and Leadership from U of I in Boise in 2011.

“Blaine comes to us with significant experiences in all areas that a dean of students must oversee and be proficient in along with a doctorate in higher education leadership from the University of Idaho," said Jean Kim, vice provost for student affairs and enrollment management.

Craig Chatriand, the previous dean of students, resigned in March over how the university responded to a hazing incident at one of the fraternities.