College of Western Idaho

Analysis: A stealth election will shape CWI’s future

A 2020 trustees’ election threw North Idaho College into turmoil. Could the same thing happen at the College of Western Idaho?

Newly elected CWI trustee resigns abruptly

April Baylon-Mendoza’s resigned Monday, four months after she was elected to the board. On Friday, she called out two Treasure Valley legislators in a Facebook post, drawing criticism from Ada County Republicans.

New CWI trustees pledge to ‘remove barriers,’ build campus community

The five-member College of Western Idaho board will be comprised entirely of women, and three trustees are persons of color.

Founding CWI trustee to step down

During 13 years as a trustee, Mark Dunham has overseen rapid enrollment growth at CWI — and overcome personal health challenges to remain on the board. He is endorsing a candidate in the November election: retiring state Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb.

Statehouse roundup, 1.22.20 State Board pushes for ‘make or break’ scholarship money

Despite an infusion of $7 million in one-time money, some 1,200 eligible students still didn’t get a share of Opportunity Scholarship money. Meanwhile, the fast-growing College of Western Idaho is poised for another big enrollment surge.

CWI considers a menu of expansion plans

The sticker prices run from $15 million to $35 million. And the $35 million plan would require voter approval — which has proven to be elusive.

CWI trustees give president a contract extension and a raise

The decision comes barely a month after the head of the College of Western Idaho’s faculty Senate said the body had no confidence in Bert Glandon’s leadership.

Faculty Senate president criticizes CWI administration

“More and more our college feels like it is moving towards a public ‘for-profit’ institution,” associate professor Stephanie Ritchie Breach said in a letter she read before CWI trustees Tuesday.

After recount, CWI levy still falls short of passage

College officials could take another run at the health science building proposal in May.

CWI to seek recount on building levy

The $39 million proposal fell 144 votes shy of passage, out of nearly 232,000 votes cast.