College of Western Idaho Names New Foundation Executive Director

Published: April 8, 2014

Mitch Minnette has been named Executive Director for the College of Western Idaho (CWI) Foundation, effective May 5. In his role, Minnette will work directly with the Foundation Board Members and CWI’s leadership team to oversee the Foundation’s fundraising efforts to support the continued growth of the College.

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Minnette join CWI as the College continues to evolve to better serve the western Idaho community,” states CWI President Bert Glandon. “His energy and passion to make a positive impact on our community will complement our leadership team and support CWI’s mission to provide open access to higher education.”

Minnette has spent the last 24 years with the Boys and Girls Club, most recently as the Executive Director for the Nampa Boys and Girls Club. He brings a strong track record for success in raising funds to support the development of youth.

“As the only charitable, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting CWI, the Foundation is pleased to welcome Mr. Minnette,” comments Gregory Braun, CWI Foundation Board President. “He has already established himself as a leader in the Treasure Valley with a successful track record in garnering support to expand programs that support the community.”

Minnette is a graduate of Lewis-Clark State College with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Business. He currently resides in Nampa, Idaho with his wife and two daughters.

Jennifer Couch                                                

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The College of Western Idaho is a public, open-access, and comprehensive community college committed to providing affordable access to quality teaching and learning opportunities to the residents of its service area in western Idaho. CWI has seven campus locations throughout Southwest Idaho providing higher education and 21st Century technical skills acquisition. The college is dedicated to improving the community’s economic well-being by responding with highly-educated and productive graduates. The foundation for the area’s only community college was created by a supermajority of voters in Ada and Canyon counties on May 22, 2007. For more information about the college, visit or call (208) 562-3000.


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