Dr. Roger Higdem, an influential and beloved part of the community at The College of Idaho, passed away at the age 86.
Higdem was a member of the College’s faculty from 1959 to 1999 as a math professor. During his four-decade time at the school, he also served as a Vice President, Provost, and Dean of Academic Affairs. He also spent many years as the chair of the math department, touching lives across campus in ways that are still felt to this day
Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer Bret Arsenault ’87 helped to establish a scholarship in Higdem’s name. During a visit to campus in 2017, Arsenault spoke of the legacy Higdem left upon him.
“It’s important to surround yourself with people who are greater and better than you,” Bret said about Higdem who he called his favorite professor. “[Roger] showed me ways to think that I wouldn’t have experienced if I went anywhere else.”
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