Boise State Day at College of Southern Idaho Strengthens Partnerships

Boise State University, College of Southern Idaho, and Magic Valley leaders renewed their joint commitment to education access for students on Education Day. ‘Boise State, a signature community engagement event at the College of Southern Idaho. Boise State Day connects residents and students with Boise State leaders and staff.

Staff at 2022 Boise State Day.

Adriana Martinez-Saldana, Boise State’s advanced studies coordinator based at the College of Southern Idaho, led the planning efforts. “This event showcased all of the wonderful opportunities Boise State has to offer local students and connected Boise State to our higher education partners, Magic Valley businesses, and their employees looking to improve their skills in the climate. business changing here,” she said.

A joint meeting between Boise State College leaders, staff and faculty with Southern Idaho College counterparts to collaborate on partnership ideas and expectations was an important part of the day.

“The event allowed me to put faces with names and programs – it’s invaluable,” said Shelley McEuen, chair of the College of Southern Idaho’s Department of Social Sciences and Communication. “Establishing these kinds of connections enables collaboration at a more fundamental level. Plus, it’s just fun to meet colleagues in a setting where we position ourselves as partners.

University partners sit at tables and chat.
Partnership meetings at Boise State Day 2022.

Additionally, Boise State partnered with United Way of South Central Idaho and Leadercast to host 140 Magic Valley leaders and connect them to training and professional development opportunities as part of the day’s activities.

All events support the goals of the Advanced Studies and Vocational Training Division and continue to deliver professional development and lifelong learning programs that empower individuals, meet workforce needs work and strengthen communities.

Several additional events are currently in the planning stage for specific departments to strengthen partnerships with their College of Southern Idaho counterparts and introduce transfer pathways for students. To create an individualized event for a department or program, please contact Adriana Martinez-Saldana by e-mail to [email protected].

Boise State Center at CSI