CWI Presidential Announcement

New CWI President Gordon Jones
December 9, 2021

In alignment with a transparent and inclusive presidential search process and in accordance with public meeting laws, the College of Western Idaho (CWI) Board of Trustees approved a motion during the Board’s monthly meeting today, Dec. 9, to extend an offer to Gordon Jones to serve as the next president of the College.

The Board of Trustees contracted Summit Search Solutions to assist with the search process. Focus groups were held earlier this spring to help provide input on the presidential profile, and individuals representative of the college’s Broad stakeholder groups were identified to participate on the search committee. Over seventy applications were received, and after the committee interviewed an impressive list of semifinalists, four finalists were identified to invite on to campus to participate in a series of individual stakeholder forums. 

Board Chair, Molly Lenty said, “The Board is excited to make this announcement following an extensive and comprehensive process to find a new president who will lead CWI boldly into the future, ensuring the College continues to empower students and the community.”

Once an agreement of terms of employment and a start date is established, more details of CWI's next president will be released. Visit CWI’s Presidential Search page to learn more about the search process.