Rachel Strong has been recognized as College of Western Idaho's (CWI) Staff of the Month for September 2018. Strong came to CWI in 2016 and currently serves as a Senior Specialist for One Stop Student Services. Her focus is on creating a positive student experience through various communication channels, collaboration with other departments, and improving processes for the department. As a Boise native, Strong recognizes the immense value CWI brings to the residents of western Idaho and is proud to be a part of that vision!
Thirteen years after earning an Associate of Applied Science in Marketing from Selland College, Strong went back to school and completed a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Communication at Boise State University. Her master’s thesis project was nominated by the Communication Department for Boise State’s Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award in Social Science.
Growing up in Boise, her family has roots to the Treasure Valley back four generations. Strong and her spouse, parents to two amazing boys, celebrated their 12th anniversary in May. When not at work, she loves to spend time with her family experiencing the amazing activities the Treasure Valley community has to offer.
Strong was recognized for working tirelessly with other departments to ensure students receive the best service and staff have the most up-to-date information and training. She masterfully navigates student conversations with respect and tact, always putting students at the heart of interactions and always having their best interest in mind.
Please join us in congratulating Rachel on her accomplishment!