CWI Welcomes New Trustees

CWI Board of Trustees
CWI Board of Trustees Chairperson, Molly Lenty, right, and Trustee Annie Hightower, left, welcome Cherie Buckner-Webb, second from left, April Baylon-Mendoza, and Samantha Guerrero to the board during their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
November 17, 2020

College of Western Idaho (CWI) Board of Trustees welcomed three new trustees during their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Nampa Campus Administration Building.

Cherie Buckner-Webb, April Baylon-Mendoza, and Samantha Guerrero were sworn in by Interim Vice President of Finance and Administration, Cheryl Wright, during the meeting. Chairperson Molly Lenty, who was nominated to lead the Board during the Trustee Officer Election portion of the meeting, welcomed the new board members along with Trustee Annie Hightower. Additionally, Buckner-Webb accepted the nomination of Vice-Chairperson and Baylon-Mendoza will be the Treasurer and Secretary.

“I’m thrilled to welcome the new trustees who each come to the Board with a wealth of knowledge, diverse backgrounds, and enthusiasm to benefit CWI,” said Lenty. She added, “I am honored to have been selected by my peers to serve as Chairperson, and to know I'm following in the footsteps of great leaders who have served before me. The College is at an important moment as an organization, and I look forward to working with this new board to lead the way to further success."

CWI’s Board of Trustees is made up of five volunteers who are elected at large from within Ada and Canyon Counties for staggered, four-year terms.

“I’m excited to work with our new board members to find new and innovative ways to empower CWI students and the community,” President Bert Glandon said.