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Kilburn named VP for finance and administration

LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College has named Todd Kilburn vice president for finance and administration, President J. Anthony Fernandez announced on Friday.

Kilburn, who interviewed on campus in mid-February, comes to LCSC from Naropa University in Boulder, Colo., where he serves as vice president for business affairs and chief financial officer. He is expected to begin his post at Lewis-Clark State in late June.

“We are very fortunate to have someone with the experience and ability of Mr. Kilburn join the administrative team at LCSC,” Fernandez said.

Kilburn will replace Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration Ron Smith, who has been manning the post since October after the departure of Chet Herbst.

Having worked the past 13 consecutive years in higher education, Kilburn, who holds a master’s degree in business administration from Plymouth State University, brings a wide breadth of experience to the position. He has served at Naropa since 2010, beginning as its chief administrative officer before being promoted to vice president in 2011. From 2007-2010, he was the student employment office manager at Dartmouth College.

"I am excited about the opportunity to join the team at Lewis-Clark State College,” Kilburn said. “The welcome I received from the LCSC community was exceptionally gracious and I look forward to joining such an amazing institution."

Kilburn’s current duties at Naropa include serving as a member of the president’s cabinet and overseeing the accounting, safety and facilities, human resources, information systems, and information technology departments. In addition, he co-chairs the university’s planning and resource committee, serves as a staff advisor to the finance committee of the board of trustees, and oversees the $26 million budget development process for the university annually.

At LCSC, Kilburn will oversee the following areas: security, controller’s office,  campus events, grants and contracts, human resources, dining services, physical plant, Kinder College, purchasing, Tennis Center, and risk management.