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Boise State’s Stacy Pearson Shares Leadership through Complexity

Boise State Vice President of Finance and Administration Stacy Pearson brings robust experience from her career to her role in higher education. Boise State’s growth is the result of smart leadership across the institution, according to Pearson, and this has prepared them to be more nimble, able to face whatever economic, social, and political challenges lay ahead.

Most important, Pearson shares her valued perspective on the role of the CBO as a rewarding career for future finance leaders to enter with intention. “A lot of students say, ‘no, I really hadn’t thought of higher ed as a career,’ so I think we could do a better job of attracting people early in their careers to higher education. I find it to be such a satisfying career… There’s still a lot to learn!” Join us for a conversation with another progressive and inspirational leader!

On My Desk Right Now

At least five unfinished projects, my lunch and rocks from my trip to Glacier National Park (rocks that were purchased!).

What I do when I'm not at Work

Try not to worry about work. I love to hike, mountain bike, ski, garden, and play with my grandkids. Plus binge watch a few good shows.

My Media Mix

Sunday edition of the New York print, read in bed. Everything else seems to be via radio, internet or mobile. Subscribe to the New Yorker, the Idaho Business Review and Sunset Magazine.

If I weren't a CBO, I'd be

Well, I'd like to be the Mayor of Boise, but we already have a good Mayor!

Favorite Quote

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." - Winston Churchill


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