BOISE, Idaho — Boise State University President Dr. Marlene Tromp gave her first 'State of the University' address Wednesday.
Tromp, Boise State's first female president, was previously the campus provost and vice chancellor at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She is also a first-generation college graduate from Wyoming.
The university named Tromp the new president in April.
She has already had a lot of interaction with the community in Boise, and also with people across Idaho as a part of her road trips around the Gem State.
Tromp gave an overview of her recent accomplishments and what opportunities she's looking forward to for Boise State's future. Maintaining and improving Boise State's sense of community will be a top priority.
“We can help parents and students understand that Boise State is a place where we respect the voice of our students and we expect in our community," Tromp said. "This is a reflection of our shared value statement. I don't want a student to step foot on this campus and feel like they can't speak."
During her time at the University of California Santa Cruz, Tromp launched faculty development initiatives, new support programs for staff, and led the community in the creation of a new strategic academic plan.
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