Dr. Rick Aman was selected in December 2017 as inaugural president of College of
Eastern Idaho (CEI) in Idaho Falls. The fourth community college in Idaho was
created by citizen vote in May 2017. Previously Aman had been president of Eastern
Idaho Technical College since July 2015 and interim vice president of student
services at Umpqua Community College. Aman has a doctorate in community college
leadership from Oregon State University.
He was vice president of instruction and student affairs at the College of Western Idaho from 2008-12, Aman led the then-startup CWI in instruction, curriculum development, and student affairs areas. 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.
Originally from Oregon, 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.
The President utilizes the guidance and support of the President’s Advisory Council (PAC) to manage the day-to-day operations of the college and its futuring strategy. PAC uses CEI's mission and core themes to shape every practice, and they ensure that focus is continued in all the college’s programs and services. PAC fosters a culture of communication and engagement among college leadership, and they promote partnership and innovation throughout CEI.
College of Eastern Idaho
1600 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404