Rick Aman

About Dr. Rick Aman

Dr. Rick Aman was selected as the inaugural President of the College of Eastern Idaho (CEI) in 2016. Prior to this, he had served as the president of Eastern Idaho Technical College since July 2015. Previously, Dr. Aman was the Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs with the College of Western Idaho (CWI) from 2008 to 2012. Aman led the then-startup CWI in instruction, curriculum development, and student affairs areas. Dr. Aman’s community college administration career began in 1992 at Portland Community College with 16 years of teaching and administrative responsibilities at various campuses around Portland.

Dr. Aman earned a doctorate in community college leadership from Oregon State University. Originally from Oregon, Dr. Aman was commissioned as a U.S. Air Force officer after college and spent four years as an active duty pilot before returning to the Portland area as an Air Force Reserve instructor pilot. He retired as a lieutenant colonel with 21 years of service and 5,000 flight hours. Dr. Aman and his wife Linda have two grown sons and two grandbabies in the Portland area.

President Welcome Letter

Welcome to College of Eastern Idaho!

I am honored to serve as the President of CEI. My job is to ensure your success and the success of all our students. In fact, you are at the center of everything we do.

At CEI, we created a campus where you can thrive. This is the place where you can nurture your unique talents and ambitions into a respected and valued career. Whether you want to go right into the workforce or go onto a university, you’ll be ready for both.

We hire exceptional instructors. They are content experts with respected degrees. More importantly, they are great teachers who understand that life happens. They want your success as much as you do, and they’ll adapt to help you get there.

Because we hire so many stellar teachers, our credits and credentials can easily transfer to colleges and universities across the country. You can start here, stay here, or go anywhere you want.

We hire the best advisors and staff. They are fun, smart, and flexible. They will know you, understand your challenges, and get you the right resources to meet your goals.

Altogether, CEI is built so that you can design your educational path. Don’t know what path you want? We can help with that, too. CEI is the shortest distance between where you are and where you want to be.

You are welcome here. You will be empowered here. As President, I work every day for you. With the whole campus behind you, you can be sure that your investment in yourself will pay off many times over.

CEI is the place for you. Welcome to your brilliant, empowered future!

Meet the President's Advisory Council (PAC)

Byron Miles VP

Byron Miles

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Lori Baber VP

Dr. Lori Barber

Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

Mary Taylor

Dr. Mary Taylor

Vice President of Human Resources

Trevor Elordi

Trevor Elordi

Vice President of Workforce; Training & Continuing Education (WTCE)