Dennis Griffin, president of the newly created College of Western Idaho barely made it through his first semester of junior college classes. He is ready to retire.
Griffin was hired for a two year contract in August of 2007 to head up CWI and told the GUARDIAN he will retire in August of this year when his contract expires. “I signed for two years and I truly am going to retire,” he said. No word on whether he will receive an honorary associate degree.
The school began classes in January and the board is struggling to make ends meet without increasing fees or taxes in these tough times.
A committee strong on special interests and lobbyists has been formed to find a new president for the fledgling two year college. With all the cuts in educational staffing throughout the nation, the committee is likely to be as busy as the judges on American Idol choosing a winner.
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