College of Western Idaho (CWI) Board of Trustees welcomed Jim Reames as the new trustee for Zone 3 during their monthly meeting on Thursday, May 13.
After a thorough review of all applications, the Board announced Reames would be joining the five-member board of trustees, and following a unanimous vote, he was sworn in as a new board member.
Reames works at First Federal Savings and Loan as a Market President, overseeing sales and operations for the Treasure Valley. Outside of work, he is passionate about giving back to the younger community members and is quite proud of his past service as a former board chair for the Nampa Boys and Girls Club.
Currently, Reames serves as Vice-Chair for the Nampa Saint Alphonsus Foundation and Nampa Boys and Girls Club board member.
Reames’ dedication to his community is deeply rooted in his history and genuine love of the Treasure Valley.
“Jim has a passion for helping and serving his community and I’m excited to have him on CWI’s Board,” says Board Chair, Molly Lenty. “His history of service to the community and his financial background and expertise will be a tremendous asset for the College as we continue to thrive and empower students.”
Reames believes community colleges require leadership to think outside the box, focusing on its community to be responsive to current and future needs.
Reames stated, “I’m honored to serve on CWI’s Board, and I’m thrilled to work with such a dedicated group of faculty and staff at the College to ensure students have access to high-quality education in the Treasure Valley.”