The College of Southern Idaho’s fifth president says he has two goals: boosting enrollment while emphasizing customer service to students.
L. Dean Fisher arrived at the Twin Falls campus on June 1, and discussed his priorities at his first Cabinet meeting a week later.
Fisher comes to CSI from the State University of New York system, where he worked as provost at SUNY’s Corning Community College, a mid-sized college with multiple campuses. Fisher is a former congressional aide and chief of staff, and he also worked as a faculty member and vice president for student affairs at Rose State College in Oklahoma City.
Fisher spent his childhood summers in southern Idaho, according to a biographical sketch on CSI’s website.
Fisher was named president in mid-March. He will succeed Jeff Fox, who is retiring.
“(Fox’s) dedicated work to position CSI as a regional educational, social, and cultural asset, along with CSI’s board of trustees, is impressive,” Fisher said in March. “I will continue to advance this work.”