Courtesy Boise State

Dr. Marlene Tromp was introduced today as the 7th president of Boise State University. and the first woman to lead the University.

Tromp will start July 1 at an annual salary of $425,000. She was one of five finalists in a second search for a replacement to Bob Kustra who retired.

Tromp was a provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of California Santa Cruz.

Tromp, who was introduced Tuesday afternoon at the Stueckle Sky Center, mentioned she was brought up in a small Wyoming community and says her goal as an educator is to help people.