Glandon Inducted into Boise Metro Chamber Hall of Fame

Published: May 7, 2021

College of Western Idaho (CWI) President Bert Glandon was inducted into the Boise Metro Chamber’s Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 6, during the 2021 Small Business of the Year and Chamber Excellence Awards at the Boise Centre. The Chamber selected Glandon for his positive contributions to the organization’s mission and advocate for a vibrant economy in the Treasure Valley.

Several business leaders were featured in a video tribute including Alex Lebeau, President of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry; Clark Krause, Executive Director of the Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP); Guy Hurlbutt, founding CWI Board of Trustee member; Bill Connors, President and CEO of the Boise Metro Chamber; and former Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, as they acknowledged the tremendous work Glandon has done in the community for the past 12 years.

“President Glandon is a national icon in higher education, and CWI became a national success story under Bert’s leadership,” said Connors. “The Boise Metro Chamber was a vocal champion for the creation of CWI, and Bert and his team delivered for the entire valley with amazing results. His passion for student success, career and technical education, and his service to the valley’s growing business needs, certainly makes President Glandon a worthy inductee to our hall of fame, our Chamber’s highest individual honor.”

President Glandon joined CWI in July of 2009, He will be retiring on May 15 after 12 years of dedicated service to the College and community.

“President Glandon’s vision, leadership, and unwavering commitment to advancing students has cultivated the incredible growth and success at CWI and influenced the entire education landscape across Idaho,” said Molly Lenty, Chair of Board of Trustees at CWI. 

Watch a KTVB video from the event

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