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Idaho Board of Education Announces New University of Idaho President


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The Idaho State Board of Education announced the morning of April 11 that it had selected the 19th president of the University of Idaho: C. Scott Green.

"Mr. Green is a Vandal to the core," wrote Emma Atchley, a member of the board's U of I presidential screening committee, in a press release. "He's a proven leader and manager, and is highly respected in business circles worldwide. The board believes he brings unique skills and he has demonstrated to us a passion and a personal commitment to the University of Idaho that will be transformative for the institution, its students, faculty, staff, alumni, the people of Moscow and the State of Idaho."

Green was the only candidate in the field of 50 applicants for the top job educated at the University of Idaho, where he graduated in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He went on to Harvard University, where he obtained an MBA in 1989. Currently, he's the global chief operating and financial officer of international law firm Hogan Lovells.

Green will replace Chuck Staben, whose contract ends on Saturday, June 15. His annual salary will be $420,000.

"My history with the University of Idaho is deep. I care about this place, its students, its faculty and staff and its alumni," Green wrote in a press release issued by the university. "Together, we will work toward its strategic goals, creating a stronger, more competitive institution."