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President Glandon Shares Legislative Updates

January 29, 2016

College of Western Idaho (CWI) President Dr. Bert Glandon presented to Idaho lawmakers this week as part of the 2016 Legislative Education Week. On Monday (Jan. 25) Dr. Glandon joined College of Southern Idaho President Jeff Fox and North Idaho College President Joe Dunlap for joint presentations to the House and Senate Education Committees. Dr. Glandon returned to the Capitol on Tuesday (Jan. 26) for a presentation to the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee.

Both presentations highlighted the collaborative efforts and important role community colleges are contributing to help meet the Complete College Idaho goals. Additionally, CWI’s presentation focused on successes of students and programs, details about the College’s plans and needs to continue in providing quality education, and CWI’s continued efforts in partnering with public and private entities to ensure our students success in obtaining viable skills. CWI received several positive comments in support of its efforts particularly in partnering with local business to provide customized training to address workforce needs and CWI’s great efforts in college remediation and proactive financial advising.

The presentations and handouts are available to view on myCWI, under Communications and Marketing>Current Marketing > Legislative.