College of Western Idaho (CWI) President, Bert Glandon, delivered the 2018 State of the College Address to faculty, staff, and community on Monday, August 13, at the Nampa Civic Center.
The Address is a launching pad for the new school year and provides a chance for President Glandon to welcome faculty and staff, celebrate highlights from the past year, and provide vision moving forward. His presentation showcased a number of CWI’s transformational programs, including the exceptional Dual Credit program which serves more than 10,000 students completing 59,743 credits — making the College the largest dual credit provider in the state.
Glandon also discussed the $10 million appropriation CWI received from Gov. Butch Otter and the Idaho Legislature for a new Health Science Building. A combination of funding from sources, including a Capital Campaign, as well as support from taxpayers through a Plant Facilities Levy, will be needed. CWI’s new Health Science Building will provide a critical increase in capacity to address the skills gap in the healthcare industry. (Learn more at cwi.edu/difference)
In addition, Dr. Pamela Cox-Otto, co-owner of Interact Communications, delivered a compelling presentation highlighting the changes facing community colleges.
“I really appreciated the tone and especially the acknowledgement of staff and faculty at your address today,” said Laura Stavoe, CWI Dean of School Arts and Humanities. “I thought it was a really wonderful start to the year. I also thought Dr. Cox-Otto gave some really helpful information in a way that resonated and that will help all of us to make some important changes in the months to come. I know we have some big challenges this year, but if anyone can do it, we can.”
CWI is the largest community college in the state and the College is proud to serve more than 32,000 students.
Catch all of the action from the 2018 Fall Address by watching the event on #mightyCWI’s YouTube channel!