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U of I President Honored with Leadership Award

March 05, 2024

MOSCOW, Idaho — University of Idaho President C. Scott Green was honored this week for his leadership and commitment to improving higher education by the Council for Advancement in Higher Education (CASE). He traveled to Anaheim, California, to receive the CASE Executive Leadership Award, which celebrates institutional leaders for promoting and supporting education.

Green returned to his alma mater in 2019 to face a catastrophic budget shortage. His highly accomplished career in global finance, operations and administration positioned him to successfully address the first of three crises to hit the university in four years. In two years, the university bridged the gap on a $20 million budget shortfall.

He skillfully guided the university through the COVID-19 pandemic, opening the university to in-person instruction in Fall 2020 by implementing innovative strategies, including an on-site testing lab and deep student support. The university came out of the pandemic not only financially sound but also with record enrollment.

He gracefully navigated leading the university through a horrific capital crime that, while forever a part of the university’s story, brought students together in unmatched compassion and support.

His innovative approach to public-private partnerships provided a profitable and beneficial move of shifting the operation of the university’s power plant to a private company. He followed this with a complicated but exciting proposal to affiliate with University of Phoenix to diversify Idaho’s higher education in the face of an enrollment cliff.

His bold spirit and leadership led to the launch of the Brave. Bold. Unstoppable. fundraising campaign, the largest and most ambitious in the university’s history. The $500 million campaign is supporting the university’s goals, ensuring every hard-working student has the financial means to attend and thrive at the University of Idaho.

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