Henberg set for final State of the College address

College of Idaho President Marv Henberg will give his final State of the College address on Sept. 10, discussing the College’s recent successes and exciting future as the Caldwell liberal arts college prepares to appoint a new president in 2015.

Henberg, who became the College’s 12th president in 2009, will retire in June of next year. His final State of the College address will begin at 4 p.m. inside the Langroise Center for the Visual and Performing Arts on campus. The address is open to the media and the public.

The past year has been a momentous one for The College of Idaho, which is launching both its reestablished football team and a new master’s program in physician assistant studies this fall. In addition, the College recently dedicated the brand-new Marty Holly Athletics Center on campus while working collaboratively with the City of Caldwell to provide major upgrades to Simplot Stadium.

Other highlights from the 2013-14 academic year include Dannen Wright becoming the College’s eighth Goldwater Scholar; the hiring of Dr. Federica Francesconi to hold the Howard Berger-Ray Neilsen Chair in Judaic Studies; historic seasons by the Coyote men’s basketball and softball teams; a combined six national championships for the C of I women’s track and cross country runners; and a 37-percent alumni giving rate, the highest in school history.

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 seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 12 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