Times-News: CSI president to retire in 2020

College of Southern Idaho President Jeff Fox will retire at the end of the 2019-20 school year.

The Twin Falls Times-News reported Monday on the pending retirement, obtaining a letter Fox wrote to faculty and staff at the Twin Falls community college.

Jeff Fox

“You all represent the amazing heart of this college. You serve the students and the community as a dedicated team, and I am thankful and proud to have worked with you at various levels for over three decades,” Fox wrote. “I know, and I hope you do as well, that CSI has been and always will be the place where miracles happen, the place where we spark transformation and hope for our students and for each other.”

College trustees will meet Monday afternoon to discuss entering a contract with the Association of Community College Trustees to begin a president’s search, the Times-News reported.

Fox has been CSI’s president since 2013, according to the Times-News.

Fox’s departure continues a period of historic turnover at the state’s colleges and universities. The presidents at all four of the state’s four-year institutions have been hired since 2018.


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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