Jenn Crowder to Lead CWI Student Affairs

Published: May 26, 2017

College of Western Idaho (CWI) welcomes Jenn Crowder as the newest member of its leadership team. Crowder has been hired as the Dean of Students; a new position for CWI, however Crowder is not new to student services. Crowder formerly held the position of Assistant Director of Residence Life, Conduct, Community Standards and Outreach at the University of Oregon. She will start her new role at CWI on June 1.

"I am very excited to have the opportunity to bring the Dean of Students position to the community at CWI,” said Crowder. “The commitment to access, affordability, and student success drew me to CWI as these are values that I hold in my service to students and their families. I look forward to joining the student services team and continuing the great work already in place and championing students in their academic and professional pursuits."

Crowder will provide leadership and administrative oversight for Student Affairs functions within the department of Enrollment and Student Services. A strong focus will be increasing student retention, promotion of inclusive excellence, as well as student life programs.  

Prior to Oregon, Crowder worked for the University of California, Davis as a Conduct Coordinator and Lewis and Clark College as the Director of Student Transitions and Experiences.

Crowder earned a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University in 2011. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Pacific University.

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