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Two made permanent leaders at UI, new interim dean for College of Science

Yolanda Bisbee

Yolanda Bisbee

Erin Agidius

Erin Agidius

Yolanda Bisbee and Erin Agidius have been appointed to permanent leadership positions after serving as interim leaders at the University of Idaho. And Mark Nielsen has been named as interim dean of the university’s College of Science.

Bisbee will serve as the chief diversity officer and the executive director of tribal relations. Bisbee has served as interim chief diversity officer for the last year and the executive director of Tribal Relations for two years. She earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at UI. She has worked at UI for 25 years and is the first Nez Perce woman to serve on the president’s Cabinet.

Agidius will serve as the director of the civil rights and investigations unit, overseeing complaints of discrimination, including Title IX, and provide assistance in student code of conduct investigations. She earned her BA and law degrees from University of Idaho. She has worked at U of I for seven years, serving as the interim director of human rights, access and inclusion for the last year.

Nielsen received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from Brigham Young University and his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Washington in 1990. He joined the University of Idaho as an assistant professor in 1990, receiving the rank of professor of mathematics in 2003. Nielsen was appointed associate dean in the College of Science in 2007, and has served in that leadership position for the last nine years.

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