Tony Meatte to Lead CWI’s Finance and Administration Department

Published: June 9, 2017

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) has named current Comptroller, Tony Meatte, to its leadership team; Tony will assume the role of Vice President of Finance and Administration (VPFA).

The VPFA serves as the chief financial officer and as the primary financial strategist to the President, Administration, and the Board of Trustees. This position is responsible for directing and managing CWI’s financial affairs and ensuring that the organization makes sound decisions on the application of its financial resources. Tony will report directly to President Bert Glandon and play a pivotal role within the executive management and senior leadership teams.

Tony replaces Founding Vice President Cheryl Wright, Cheryl will be retiring at the end of June. Tony states, “I am honored to be selected as the second VPFA for the College of Western Idaho. Cheryl Wright has been a stable force at the College since its inception. Her mentorship during these last three years has given me a great foundation to take on this new role.”

Tony joined CWI as the Comptroller in 2014. Responsibilities as comptroller included management of the Business Office Department. During this time, Tony was the first chair of the newly created Executive Team, championed efficiencies in processing and led improvements focused on customer service. In addition, Tony assisted with the integration of new technologies to support these enhancements. Prior to CWI, Tony spent close to six years as the Division Chief, Management Services for Idaho Department of Correction, close to ten years at Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections and thirteen years in the Idaho State Controller’s office, as well as a short period with URS Corporation.

Tony is a proud alumnus from Boise State, earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting and is often seen sporting the blue and orange spirit.

Tony and his wife Teresa have two daughters and love to spend time mountain biking, golfing, playing tennis and following Boise State Football.

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