A farewell reception for Melissa Wintrow, assistant director for residence education, is from 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, in the Student Union Lookout Room. Wintrow is the newly elected state representative for District 19. The campus community is invited to say goodbye and share memories.
Wintrow has been at Boise State for more than 14 years. For the past nine years, she has led a variety of programs for the Residential College program, including the Faculty in Residence program where faculty live in the halls with students. She also was project manager for the inaugural NEW (National Education for Women) Leadership Idaho, aimed at educating and empowering the next generation of women leaders.
She came to Boise State in 2000 as director of the Women’s Center, where she created a Women’s History Month slate of events and launched the Women Making History Awards recognizing outstanding Idaho women in all walks of life. Along with her many other contributions while at the Women’s Center, she also helped create services and visibility for sexual assault survivors, supported several productions of “The Vagina Monologues” and made the Women’s Center a warm, welcoming environment for women of all ages.
Wintrow served for several years on the Boise State Professional Staff Senate, including a term as president, has taught for eight years as an adjunct instructor for gender studies and was named an Idaho Business Review “40 Under 40” recipient and as a Boise Weekly “Citizen Boise.”
She will remain at Boise State until the end of the semester.