Gordon Jones

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Gordon Jones is the President of the College of Western Idaho (CWI), Idaho’s largest comprehensive community college serving over 30,000 students from across the Treasure Valley and the State of Idaho. CWI’s primary focus is delivering affordable, high-quality, and accessible education. President Jones is passionate about promoting affordable higher education that translates to enhanced employment and life opportunities for all students. 

Prior to CWI, Jones served as the founding Dean of the College of Innovation + Design at Boise State University from 2015-2021. From 2010-2015, Jones worked at Harvard University, serving from 2011 as the Evans Family Foundation Managing Director of the Harvard Innovation Lab.  Jones has several years’ experience teaching at Bentley University in Marketing and Entrepreneurship (adjunct).  He started his education career as a high school math teacher in rural Arizona.  His higher education career has focused on innovating and maximizing the value proposition of public higher education in serving students and communities.