Congratulations to Matthew Lemons, College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Staff of the Month for November 2019. Lemons started at the College in 2016 as a One Stop Representative. Currently a Senior Financial Aid Officer, he will transition over to Workforce Development to be a Case Manager with Idaho Job Corps in mid-February.
To his coworkers, Lemons is admired for his ability to bring their team together and for being an advocate for students.
“Matthew always has the best attitude and outlook on life,” said one coworker. “He will stop anything to chat with a student and help them navigate through financial aid.”
“I enjoy working with students and helping them accomplish their goals,” Lemons commented. “The people I work with are all superstars, constantly working to improve processes and dedicating their time to ensure our students have what they need to succeed.”
Lemons, a native Idahoan who grew up in Boise, completed a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Texas State University. He is currently working on a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at Idaho State University which he plans to complete in May 2021.
Outside of work, Lemons enjoys spending time with family and friends.
“I spend a lot of time with my nieces and nephew who are always assured to give me a good laugh. During the winter, you will find me at my family’s cabin in Pine, Idaho, snowmobiling and enjoying the hot springs. In the summer, you will find me with friends sitting by the river soaking up the rays. I also enjoy live music and have attended more concerts than I’d like to admit.”