CWI Staff Senate Fall 2023 Meeting

Published: October 12, 2023

College of Western Idaho (CWI) staff members gathered virtually for the first Staff Senate meeting of the 2023-2024 Academic Year on Tuesday, Oct. 10. The meeting featured a lineup of engaging guest speakers who shared valuable insights and updates happening around the institution and departments.

Enrollment and Student Services: Assistant Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services (E&SS), Tyler Brown, provided an informative discussion on E&SS and delved into the intricate aspects of the student lifecycle. His presentation shed light on the comprehensive support offered to our students.

Inclusive Excellence Committee: Representatives from the Inclusive Excellence Committee, Tutoring Services Supervisor, Liz Fleshman; Associate Professor of English, Abby Wolford; and Assistant Professor of Social Work, Annie Estvold, presented exciting information and highlighted upcoming events that promote diversity and inclusivity at CWI.

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Learning Commons: Executive Director of Learning Commons, Kim Reed; Assistant Director of Tutoring Services, Valerie Lee; and Assistant Director of the Writing Center, Gigi Smith, took the stage to discuss the array of services offered by the Learning Commons. Their presentation underlined the invaluable support provided to our students throughout their academic journeys.

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A special highlight of the meeting was a delightful slideshow, showcasing the summer memories of our staff members. These photos were submitted as part of the Staff Connections Committee's Fifth Friday Fun initiative, designed to enhance the sense of belonging and community among CWI staff.

For September, the Staff Connections Subcommittee organized a drawing for staff members who shared their summer photos, with three lucky winners receiving $50 gift cards to the CWI Bookstore. Congratulations to Financial Aid Officer, Jessa Walker; Tutoring Services Supervisor, Liz Fleshman; and Registrar Analyst, Austin Hansen, on their wins. Staff Senate extends a heartfelt thanks to everyone who shared their cherished summer memories with us.

If you'd like to enjoy the fantastic slideshow of these summer memories, it's now available for viewing on the Staff Senate page of myCWI. Staff Senate looks forward to more exciting initiatives and community-building events throughout the academic year.

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