University of Idaho names new president

University of Idaho names new president
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The University of Idaho has named its next president.

In a message posted on social media Thursday morning, the university said, “We’re excited to welcome the 19th President of the University of Idaho, Scott Green.”

The Idaho State Board of Education approved a three-year contract for Green which will begin on July 1, 2019. His annual salary will be $420,000.

Green is a University of Idaho graduate, a Moscow native and a fourth-generation Idahoan. He graduated from the U of I in 1984 with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. He also holds an MBA from Harvard University, which he earned in 1989.

He had been serving as the Global Chief Operating and Financial Officer of international law firm Hogan Lovells. According to UI, the firm was recently recognized as the second most innovative law firm in North America and in Europe by Financial Times.

“Mr. Green is a Vandal to the core,” State Board Member and U of I President Screening Committee Chair Emma Atchley said. “He’s a proven leader and manager and is highly respected in business circles worldwide.”

It was announced in May of 2018 that current UI President Chuck Staben would be leaving the university at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

The univeresity named five finalists in its search in February. Those candidates then visited the University of Idaho campuses in Moscow and Boise and held open forums with students, faculty, staff and the public.

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