The College of Western Idaho’s Board of Trustees decided Thursday to offer Gordon Jones a contract to serve as its president.
Jones is the founding dean of the College of Innovation and Design at Boise State University. He has 20 years of experience with startups, mid-sized, and Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries. He graduated from Brown University (BA) and earned an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Click here for his BSU bio.
Trustees selected Jones after a search that included stakeholder input and focus groups last spring. A review of over 70 applications led to four finalists, who were interviewed on campus. The other three finalists were Denise Aberle-Cannata, interim president and provost at College of Western Idaho; Abby Lee, associate vice president of College and Public Relations at Treasure Valley Community College; and Todd Schwarz, provost at College of Southern Idaho.
“The Board is excited to make this announcement following an extensive and comprehensive process to find a new president who will lead CWI boldly into the future, ensuring the college continues to empower students and the community,” said board chair Molly Lenty.
The college will release more details once an agreement of terms of employment and a start date is set, according to a press release. Visit CWI’s Presiden
tial Search page for more.
CWI has several campus locations throughout Southwest Idaho.