Boise State University has named Dr. Richard Osguthorpe dean of the College of Education after a national search. The appointment is effective May 26.
Osguthorpe, who has been with Boise State for a decade, has been chairman of the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies since 2012. Under his leadership, the department created two new academic programs, secured large external grant funding, supported faculty initiatives in teaching and research and more.
He is deeply committed to strengthening ties between public schools and higher education, in order to both enhance teacher training programs at Boise State University and increase the number of high school students who ‘go on’ to pursue a college degree,” said Martin Schimpf, provost and vice president for academic affairs.