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3 Presidential Finalists Named for College of Eastern Idaho

Thursday . June 06, 2024

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - The College of Eastern Idaho Board of Trustees has picked three finalists for its new president. One of them will replace President Rick Aman who will retire in July.

The finalists are Josh Baker, Lori Barber, and Mark Browning. Their biographies are listed below.

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East Idaho News

Construction slated to begin on new Future Tech building at CEI in June

Tuesday . May 14, 2024

After three years of planning, a new Future Tech building at College of Eastern Idaho is finally moving forward.

CEI’s Board of Trustees recently approved the construction of a two-level, 88,000-square-foot energy, innovation and technology building in an empty field on the north side of the Idaho Falls campus. Contractors are bidding on parts of the project, which could cost up to $36,407,023 in total. The money is being…

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Press Release

CEI to Hold Commencement Ceremony at the Mountain America Center on May 7

Monday . May 06, 2024

College of Eastern Idaho (CEI) will hold its 2024 Commencement on Tuesday, May 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hero Arena at the Mountain America Center. Additionally, the CEI Nurse Pinning will be held at the same venue earlier in the day.

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East Idaho News

High school junior will graduate with an associates degree, hopes to be a nurse by 20

Sunday . May 05, 2024

Meet Amberleigh, a junior at Alturas Preparatory Academy, who's redefining the meaning of ambition!  Despite her young age, she's set to graduate high school next spring with an Associate’s Degree from CEI, all while pursuing her dream of becoming a nurse.  From college-level medical classes to extracurriculars like soccer, track, and community volunteering, she's a true inspiration.

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Construction on FUTURE TECH Building Gets Green Light

Friday . May 03, 2024

This week College of Eastern Idaho (CEI) Board of Trustees convened in a special meeting and unanimously voted to approve a “Guaranteed Maximum Price” of $36,407,023 for construction of the new Future Tech Building on campus.  The vote marks a milestone in what has been a three-year effort to build this energy, innovation and technology building.

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Mechatronics Engineering Program

Wednesday . May 01, 2024

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 critical role in…

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As Idaho institutions raise tuition costs, will CEI do the same?

Friday . April 26, 2024

With four Idaho institutions raising their tuition prices, are community colleges doing the same thing? Local News 8 visited the College of Eastern Idaho to hear what they have to say. CEI’s tuition has always been lower. Staff says it is about $140 a credit.

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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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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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East Idaho News

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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