CWI Selects Presidential Search Committee

CWI's Nampa Campus Aspen Classroom Building exterior
May 21, 2021

College of Western Idaho (CWI) Board of Trustees has formed a search committee for a new president. The committee is made up of 15 local stakeholders from CWI and the business community. They will assist in formulating a presidential profile for the ideal candidate and support the launch of a presidential search. Feedback from focus groups will also contribute to the development of the presidential profile and search process. 

In addition, the search committee will evaluate prospective candidates, select and interview semifinalists and finalists, leading to a recommendation for the CWI Board of Trustees.   

CWI Board of Trustees Chair Molly Lenty communicated, "I'm excited for the search committee to meet and provide their input as we continue to move forward in our pursuit to select a new president." 

Lenty will co-chair the committee, and current Interim President and Provost, Denise Aberle-Cannata, and Summit Search Solutions will assist with the search process. 

Search Committee Members: 

Alex Beal, Career and Technical Faculty (Department Chair CTE)  
Alex LaBeau, Business Community  
Cathleen Currie, Dean  
Cherie Buckner-Webb, CWI Board of Trustee  
Denise Aberle-Cannata, Committee Co-Chair, Interim President, and Provost  
Dr. Paula Kellerer, Public Education  
Kelly Olson, Business Community  
Kelsey Dillon, CWI Alumna 
Luis Caloca, Student Services  
Mike Reynoldson, Business Community  
Molly Lenty, Committee Co-Chair and CWI Board of Trustee Chair  
Scott Gipson, Business Community  
Stephanie Ritchie-Breach, Criminal Justice Faculty and Faculty Senate President
Wendi Secrist, Workforce Development 
Will Young, CWI Student   

The committee plans to launch the search process in July 2021. Visit CWI's Presidential Search webpage to learn more.