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President Borst honored as IBR Woman of the Year

College of Idaho President Charlotte Borst has been honored by the Idaho Business Review as one of Idaho’s 2016 Women of the Year. Borst, one of 50 honorees selected by the IBR, attended a Feb. 26 celebration in Boise to accept the award and was featured in the annual Women of the Year magazine.

Click here to read the Women of the Year publication online.

Borst was hired in June 2015, becoming the first woman president in The College of Idaho’s 125-year history. An accomplished administrator and scholar in the history of science and medicine, Borst has brought a wealth of higher education experience and a love of the liberal arts to the C of I. During her first year as president, the College has launched a marching band program, broken ground on the new Cruzen-Murray Library, adopted a test-optional admissions policy and secured a $100,000 grant for digital learning from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

“My biggest goal is to get [the College] better known and known nationally,” Borst told the IBR. “I’ve told my staff we’re not using the word ‘hidden’—we’re just a gem.”

Turn to Page 6 of the IBR magazine to read the entire profile on President Borst.

The College of Idaho has a 125-year-old legacy of excellence. The C of I is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition and history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell, where its proximity both to Boise and to the world-class outdoor activities of southwest Idaho’s mountains and rivers offers unique opportunities for learning beyond the classroom. For more information, visit