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Kevin Satterlee

President, Idaho State University

Kevin Satterlee became Idaho State University’s 13th president in June 2018.

Prior to his arrival, Satterlee served as Chief Operating Officer at Boise State University from 2015 to 2018, and a vice president from 2010-2018. He served in a variety of positions at Boise State since 2001. Prior to that, Satterlee was a deputy attorney general in the Idaho Attorney General’s Office for six years. While there, he was lead counsel to the State Board of Education, State Board of Pharmacy, State Board of Nursing, and the State Liquor Dispensary. Because of his unique relationships and historical knowledge, Satterlee also served as special counsel to the president at Boise State on issues related to the State Board of Education, legislative and policy issues, athletic department issues, and institutional compliance.

During his 17 years at Boise State, Satterlee led, set policy for and supervised the Campus Operations Division of the university. Among his notable accomplishments, he envisioned and created the university’s first Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics, and within that office created a new focus group on Equity and Inclusion and Title IX compliance. This started new commitments to diversity on campus resulting in a re-envisioned Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Office and its functions. He also led the creation of a university re-branding master plan, established a divisional new employee orientation program that was adopted for all new employees, envisioned and created a multi-year strategy that resulted in the planning and construction of over one million square feet of new campus facilities, led the initiative to professionalize and update campus security, emergency management and threat assessment programs in the wake of campus security incidents across the country, and more.

Satterlee received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Boise State University (magna cum laude) and was named a Top Ten Scholar of the University. He received his law degree from the University of Idaho (magna cum laude).