CWI trustee steps down

Seven months after her re-election, a College of Western Idaho trustee is stepping down.

Board members accepted Annie Pelletier Hightower’s resignation at their Thursday meeting.

“Serving students while on the Board of Trustees has been a wonderful opportunity,” Hightower said in a news release. “However, for the well-being of my family, I have decided to step down from my role at CWI to spend more time with my children and husband.”

Trustees will now look for a successor to represent CWI’s trustee Zone 4, which includes portions of Boise and Meridian. Information on the vacancy is available online. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Hightower was first elected to the board in 2018, running unopposed. She was re-elected in November, with 63% of the vote.

“Trustee Hightower has been an instrumental member of the Board for more than four years,” Board Chair Molly Lenty said in a news release. “Her leadership and commitment to the evolution of the college was key in updating policies and in supporting the campus visioning process as CWI grows to meet the needs of our thriving community.”


Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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