The sound of cowbells and maracas filled the Nampa Civic Center, as College of Western Idaho (CWI) faculty and staff gathered to celebrate and kick off the 2019-2020 academic year at the annual Fall Address.
The address began with a welcome from CWI Board of Trustee Chairperson, Skip Smyser, followed by President Bert Glandon presenting the new governance structure and strategic planning, which included the new institutional priorities.
A highlight for the day is employee awards and recognition. Years of service awards were presented to faculty and staff; thirty-seven individuals were recognized for five years of service to the College, and one hundred and thirty individuals received recognition for 10 years of service. Staff of the Month and Faculty of Distinction awardees from the past year were additionally highlighted. Congratulations to Laura Bagley, Staff of the Year for 2019, and Jana McCurdy, the 2019 Faculty of Distinction!
Following the presentation of awards, a highlight video, celebrating the success of faculty, staff, and students during the past year, showcased the College’s impact in the community. Additional recognition of the year’s accomplishments were then presented by Provost Denise Aberle-Cannata. The address wrapped up with a Q&A session with members of President’s Cabinet.
"I was impressed to see the number of faculty and staff at CWI so committed to improving student outcomes," said Brian Cuttlers, Manager of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.
Thank you to all who attended this year’s address, and best of luck to all as we launch another amazing academic year and another ten years of student success!