College of Western Idaho (CWI) welcomes Mark Browning as the newest member of its leadership team. Browning has been hired as CWI’s Vice President of Communications and Government Relations; a position he has held at North Idaho College (NIC) since January 2012. He will start his new role at CWI on Oct. 3.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the CWI team!” says Browning. “My family and I were big supporters of the effort to form the college in 2007 when we were living in the area. To be able to now come full circle and help with the effort to advance the great work being done to help students in the region is a fantastic opportunity, one we simply couldn’t pass up.”
Browning will be responsible for CWI’s media, public, and government relations efforts. He will also oversee the College’s Marketing and Advancement department.
Prior to NIC, Browning spent five years as the Chief Communications and Legislative Officer for the Idaho State Board of Education. His professional experience includes serving as News Director for the CBS affiliate in Boise, as well as main anchor and executive producer at the NBC station in Pocatello.
Browning earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from University of Idaho in 2012. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications with a political science emphasis from Idaho State University.
Browning and his wife Kym have three sons; Sam (15), Austin Jack (22), and Jake (29). Jake and his wife Eliza live in Bountiful, Utah with their 16 month old daughter Jade.