College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Director of Enrollment Management, Luis Caloca, has been recognized for his dedicated work with Hispanic youth in Idaho. On June 15, the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presented Caloca with its Sembrador del Futuro (Sower of the Future) award at the organization’s scholarship luncheon. Each year the honor is given to someone who displays an extraordinary investment of time and effort fundraising, developing, and empowering the state’s Hispanic youth. Caloca was nominated for the award by members of the IHCC Board.
“I would like to thank my family for their understanding when I am away on evening and weekends,” said Caloca after receiving the award. “I would also like to thank College of Western Idaho, for their support in reaching out to our diverse community.”
Along with his work helping connect the Hispanic community to opportunities at CWI, Caloca also serves in a number of public volunteer roles. He has been a board member for the Idaho Latino Scholarship Foundation since 2013; serving most recently as Treasurer and Scholarship Coordinator for two years. Since 1997 he has also acted as State Advisor for a regional high school Latino organization called Future Hispanic Leaders of America.
Caloca has worked at CWI since July 2008. He graduated from Boise State University with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a master’s degree in Public Administration.