Retiring U of I Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Bruce Pitman counts himself lucky

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Bruce Pitman retires after more than 40 years at the University of Idaho.
MOSCOW, ID - The University of Idaho's Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students is getting ready to retire after a long career with the college.

Bruce Pitman announced his plan to retire last week. He's worked for the university since 1973, and he became the dean of students in 1981. Pitman has a master's degree and a PHD from the U of I, and he said it's a very special place for him.

"When you're able to do what you have a passion for in a place that you love, you ought to count yourself a very lucky person," said Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Bruce Pitman. "And I have."

Pitman said he won't retire until after the start of the fall semester because he wants to give the university time to select a new dean to replace him. Interim Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, Katherine Akin is forming a search committee that'll choose the next dean.