Anderson to Retire From UI Boise, Dillion Takes Interim Leadership

Thursday, October 31 2013


MOSCOW, Idaho – Trudy Anderson, associate vice president and CEO of University of Idaho Boise, has announced her retirement effective Dec. 31, 2013.

“It has been a great joy and an honor to serve as a member of the University of Idaho community and to represent our institution in Boise and southern Idaho,” said Trudy Anderson, University of Idaho Boise center executive officer and associate vice president. “I take pride in our accomplishments and the positive evolution of the University of Idaho Boise.”

Anderson served as the UI Boise Center dean for five years and executive officer for seven years. During her career, Anderson helped strategically position the university in the capital city and throughout southern Idaho.

“The entire University of Idaho community owes an immense debt of gratitude to Dr. Trudy Anderson for her years of service and her advocacy on behalf of the University of Idaho in Boise and the Treasure Valley,” said Katherine Aiken, University of Idaho interim provost and executive vice president. “I can always count on her to collaborate and to emphasize excellence.”

Lee Dillion, University of Idaho College of Law associate dean, has agreed to serve as interim center executive officer. He will begin his appointment Jan. 6, 2013.

“Trudy and her staff have been instrumental in assisting the University of Idaho colleges and units located in southern Idaho deliver premiere graduate education and professional development for practicing professionals; internationally-recognized research in agriculture, water, natural resources, and fish science; and community education through extension efforts in 4-H and business incubation,” said Dillion. “I look forward to continuing her wonderful work during the interim period.”

Dillion joined the University of Idaho in January of 2001 as an instructor and external program director. In 2010 he was named associate dean for Boise programs with the College of Law.

Dillion received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and his juris doctor degree from the University of Chicago. Dillion is responsible for starting the University of Idaho Small Business Legal Clinic in Boise.

The anticipated length of this interim role is expected to be through June 2014, coinciding with a national search for permanent leadership.



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