CSI’s new president begins work

The College of Southern Idaho’s fifth president says he has two goals: boosting enrollment while emphasizing customer service to students.

L. Dean Fisher

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.”





Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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