C of I set for Inauguration of President Charlotte Borst

The College of Idaho will inaugurate its 13th president, Dr. Charlotte G. Borst, during a 1 p.m. ceremony Oct. 8 in Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell.

Inauguration is open to all C of I faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends as well as working media and invited guests. The ceremony will be followed immediately by a reception in the Langroise Foyer, and all are welcome to attend.

On the evening of Oct. 7, The College of Idaho’s Langroise Trio will give a free public concert in celebration of inauguration. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium and is open to the public.  

President Borst officially took office on June 23. She is the first woman to hold the presidency in the College’s 125-year history. She comes to the C of I from Whittier College in California, where she served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. She succeeds Dr. Marv Henberg, who retired after a successful six-year tenure. 

Guests and campus community members with questions about inauguration should contact Anitra Townsend at (208) 459-5502 or [email protected].

Media members interested in attending the ceremony and/or arranging interviews with President Borst should contact Jordan Rodriguez at (208) 459-5529 or [email protected].

Inauguration also will be streamed live online at

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