An update from Boise State University
Oct 31, 2017
Pres. Bob Kustra, BSU
An update from Boise State University

Dr. Bob Kustra has led a transformation that turned Boise State University into a metropolitan research university of distinction that is dedicated to its community and devoted to experiential learning and research.

He has challenged Boise State to reimagine the higher education experience to prepare future innovators and leaders who will help boost the region’s future in economics, science, the arts and the humanities.

Now in his 12th year at Boise State, Dr. Kustra previously served as President of Eastern Kentucky University. He also served 10 years in the Illinois legislature and two terms as lieutenant governor, and chaired the Illinois Board of Higher Education. He has held faculty positions at Northwestern University, the University of Illinois-Chicago, Loyola University of Chicago and the University of Illinois-Springfield.

His show on Boise State’s NPR station, Reader’s Corner, features conversations with leading authors. He holds degrees from Benedictine College and Southern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.