C of I Board of Trustees adds three new members

The College of Idaho Board of Trustees added three members during its annual fall meeting on the C of I campus in Caldwell, welcoming Jeffrey Taylor ’82, Alexander Toeldte and Laura (Roberts) Turner ’79. The board also announced Doug Brigham ’87 as vice chairman. The Honorable Candy Wagahoff Dale ’79 currently chairs the Board of Trustees.  The three new trustees are:

Jeffrey Taylor ’82

System vice president and CFO, St. Luke’s Health System

Jeffrey Taylor is the system vice president and chief financial officer for St. Luke’s Health System in Boise. Taylor began his career with St. Luke’s in 1994 as a director of finance. He previously worked in the Boise offices of Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Whinney. Taylor graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from The College of Idaho in 1982 and went on to earn his CPA. He is serving his first term on the C of I Board of Trustees.

Alexander Toeldte

President and CEO, Boise Inc.

Alexander Toeldte is president and chief executive officer of Boise Inc., a position he has held since 2008. Toeldte joined Boise Cascade Holdings LLC in 2005 as president of the company's packaging and newsprint segment and soon became its executive vice president, paper and packaging and newsprint segments. Prior to moving to Boise, Toeldte was chair of Algonac Limited, a private management and consulting firm based in Auckland, New Zealand. He also has held executive positions with Fonterra Enterprises (New Zealand), Fletcher Challenge Limited Group (New Zealand) and McKinsey Company (Canada, Belgium and Sweden). He currently is chairman of the board of directors for the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). Toeldte studied economics at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Germany and later received an MBA from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is serving his first term on the C of I Board of Trustees.

Laura (Roberts) Turner ’79

Vice president of expansion, Boys Team Charity

Laura (Roberts) Turner is the vice president of expansion for Boys Team Charity, an organization that pairs 7th-12th grade boys and their families with volunteer opportunities in their community. Turner recently concluded a 23-year career with Boeing, the last ten years of which were spent in the Boeing Space Shuttle Program Chief of Staff office in Houston, Texas.  She also worked in the Space Shuttle and International Space Station Mission Operations offices after beginning her career in training and customer support.  Turner earned her bachelor's degrees in business administration and psychology from The College of Idaho in 1979.  She is serving her first term on the C of I Board of Trustees.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit