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Experience College of Eastern Idaho and Learn About “College My Way!”

Tuesday . April 09, 2024

April is Community College Month. Join us Thursday, April 11, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm to learn about your local community college.

Come tour campus, check out CEI’s programs, and talk with instructors and students. Get answers to questions about financial aid and the LAUNCH Grant for graduating high school seniors. Discover CEI’s exciting new program offerings like Dental Hygiene and Mechatronics Engineering. Also, find out…

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CEI Launches New Mechatronics Program with State-of-the-Art Robot

Tuesday . April 09, 2024

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — College of Eastern Idaho (CEI) is proud to announce the arrival of the most advanced type of industrial robot, the FANUC Robot 200iD, as a core element of its brand-new Mechatronics program. The new program is enrolling its first students this upcoming fall semester.

The advanced robot – acquired thanks to a Leading Idaho 2.0 grant – is known for its precise movements and versatility and will play a…

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Presidential Search Announcement & Invitation to Attend Public Forums

Thursday . March 28, 2024

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am pleased to announce that we have begun the search to identify the next President of College of Eastern Idaho. We are fully committed to conducting an equitable, inclusive, and transparent national search that will attract a strong and diverse pool of candidates from throughout Idaho and the nation.

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College of Eastern Idaho President Rick Aman to retire in July

Tuesday . March 26, 2024

After eight years at the helm, College of Eastern Idaho President Rick Aman announced his retirement Tuesday during a board meeting at the college. As the first president of CEI, Aman leaves a resounding legacy of leadership, having overseen the institution through its transformation from Eastern Idaho Technical College to a full-fledged community college.

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CEI announces President Rick Aman’s retirement

Tuesday . March 26, 2024

College of Eastern Idaho has announced President Rick Aman will retire, effective July 2024. The announcement was made during the board of trustee meeting on Tuesday. President Aman shared his appreciation for the whole CEI community’s commitment to the college’s mission.

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Part II, CEI celebrates top ranked Practical Nursing program in Idaho

Friday . February 16, 2024

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - The College of Eastern Idaho is celebrating after one of its programs was dubbed number one in the Gem state. 

The school's practical nursing program is officially the top ranking program in all of Idaho. 

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CEI president speaks to House Education Committee about growth

Wednesday . February 14, 2024

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - Growth is happening for community colleges across the country, and it is no different for eastern Idaho. 

College of Eastern Idaho President Rick Aman spoke to the House Education Committee Tuesday.

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CEI celebrates top ranked Practical Nursing program in Idaho

Friday . February 09, 2024

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - The College of Eastern Idaho is celebrating after one of its programs was dubbed number one in the Gem state. 

The school's practical nursing program is officially the top ranking program in all of Idaho. 

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President Aman Receives Phi Theta Kappa Award of Distinction

Tuesday . January 30, 2024

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — College of Eastern Idaho (CEI) announces President Rick Aman has been selected to receive the Phi Theta Kappa Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction, a prestigious award for community college presidents.


College presidents and campus CEOs are selected for this award based on outstanding efforts given toward promoting the goals of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and overall student success. This award is…

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Mark Madsen selected as VP of Strategic Partnerships at CEI

Monday . January 22, 2024

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Mark Madsen has been selected for the role of Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at College of Eastern Idaho, bringing a wealth of experience. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Study of the Americas from George Mason University and a Juris Doctor degree from Brigham Young University.

Mark's career includes substantial contributions in Washington D.C. from 1984-1999, where he…

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