CWI Foundation Board Welcomes New Members

Published: August 12, 2022

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) Foundation welcomed new members to their Board of Directors during a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 9. Board members, selected for their professional expertise and support of the College, are private citizens who donate their time to the Foundation. Members of the Board oversee Foundation assets management, sets Foundation operational policies, serve as advocates for the College, and assist with both friend and fundraising.

Incoming Foundation Board President, Mike Peña, presented a plaque to outgoing president, Ivan Castillo, in recognition of his service during the meeting.

“The Foundation Directors and staff are deeply appreciative of Ivan’s hard work and commitment to the CWI Foundation over the years,” commented Peña. “We thank him for being a valuable player in the Foundation’s direction and growth.”

“Ivan’s contributions and continued support of the Foundation is extraordinary,” said Foundation Director, Michael Jensen.


Mike Peña
Colliers International

Ben Chaney
Vice President
First Interstate Bank

Gregory Braun
Ripley Doorn


  • Alison PattThomas Cuisine
  • Bert GlandonFormer CWI President
  • Bill IlettTrans Corporation
  • Melissa SchultzHeartland RV
  • Rod EmeryEdward Jones
  • Ryan MartinLaska Company, Still Water Hollow

Thank you to Mary May and Kelly Olson for their years of service on the Foundation Board and continuous support of CWI, the CWI Foundation, and students.

To learn more about the CWI Foundation, meet the Foundation Board, or get involved, visit the CWI Foundation.

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