After 17 years on campus, Pat Pyke, current director of Research Development, is retiring from Boise State University. There will be a reception in her honor from 3-5 p.m. Friday, June 16, at the Ron and Linda Yanke Family Research Park, Room 207. Light refreshments will be provided.
“Boise State has been a land of opportunity for me,” Pyke said of her time on campus. “I have had the great fortune to work with so many talented people all across campus to together create new programs to serve our students, faculty and community.”
Pyke blended her training in both journalism and engineering to serve the university in myriad roles over a time when Boise State grew into a research university. In 2000, Pyke was hired to work for the university’s news services department, now the Department of Communications and Marketing.
She has since held roles, primarily in developing and managing new programs, in the College of Engineering, the STEM Central Station, and the Division of Research and Economic Development. Among her favorite accomplishments at Boise State was co-developing the Summer Research Community, now in its seventh summer, and the e-Girls program, a summer camp to expose high school girls to engineering and science, which is now in its 11th year on campus.
“It’s been an exciting career at Boise State to have opportunities to grow and change along with the university,” she said.
Pyke has also served the campus community in numerous ways, including as a professional staff senator, Society of Women Engineers club advisor, and Shared Leadership mentor; she was selected as Professional Staff of the Year in 2007.
Following her retirement from Boise State, Pyke will be joining the Girl Scouts of the United States of America as CEO of the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage.