President's Office

Dr. charlotte g. borst

Charlotte Borst became the 13th president of the College of Idaho on June 22, 2015. Borst is the first woman to hold the presidency in the College’s 125-year history. A native of Rutland, Vermont, she comes from a long line of educators.

Borst’s administrative career has been grounded in the liberal arts. Before coming to the C of I, she served six years as the vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Whittier College, in California. Prior to that, she served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Rhodes College, in Tennessee, and dean of arts and sciences at Union College, in New York.

Throughout her career, Borst has helped build interdisciplinary programs, fostered internationalization and diversification through both on-campus and study abroad initiatives, supported faculty scholarship and research, managed significant enrollment increases, led strategic planning related to budgetary goals, building projects, faculty development, and more.

Dr. Borst’s academic interests focus on the history of science and medicine. A nationally-respected historian, her research explores the historical relationship of medical science and the complex gender and racial aspects of professionalization in the United States.

Borst and her husband, Dr. Richard Censullo, have two grown children: a daughter, Zosia, and a son, Stefan. Dr. Censullo is a Ph.D. physicist who serves as an  Information Technology (IT) Director for Logic Technology, an IT company that provides Enterprise Business Solutions and Global Infrastructure Services to large, multinational corporations.

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