C of I President Marv Henberg Announces 2015 Retirement


College of Idaho President Marv Henberg

  • College of Idaho President Marv Henberg

The College of Idaho announced today that President Marv Henberg, who took over the helm of C of I in 2009, will retire in June 2015.

The 65-year-old Henberg said today that in 2015, two of his initiatives, the school's master's program in physician assistant studies and the return of C of I's football time, will be well underway, "providing an optimal time for a presidential transition."

College officials said that a search will begin immediately for Henberg's replacement.

C of I Board of Trustee member Michael Graves has agreed to chair the presidential search committee and we have retained the search firm, Academic Search, to assist us with a national search. Indeed, the Board and other constituents of the College community will participate in a facilitated discussion on March 6, 2014, regarding the presidential search and selection process in advance of our full Board meeting the next day, March 7.

“Serving as president at The College of Idaho has been the highlight of my now 38 years teaching and administering in higher education,” said Henberg. “The world needs more College of Idaho graduates and I am thankful to have played a part in that.”

The College of Idaho recently announced that its fall enrollment of 1,122 students was the highest on record and that the current student body is "the most diverse in the history of the C of I," with approximately 9 percent of students coming form other countries and more than 21 percent being domestic students of color.