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Board of Governors Announce New President & CEO for St. Lawrence College

2012-12-12

December 12, 2012- After an extensive national search, the Board of Governors of St. Lawrence College is delighted to announce that the College’s own Glenn Vollebregt, currently Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, has been appointed, the new President and CEO effective January 1, 2013. 

With 12 years of dedicated service on the College’s Executive Team, Glenn brings a broad range of senior administrative experience, a proven financial background and a deep passion for student success to this leadership role. Glenn holds a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from the University of London, UK, a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation from the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario and a Business Accounting Diploma from Georgian College. 

“The Board of Governors is excited that Glenn will bring his visionary leadership, sound judgment and dedication to lifelong learning to his new role as President and CEO,” said Paul Fitzpatrick, Chair, St. Lawrence College Board of Governors. “Glenn’s extensive experience in all areas of the College, his creativity and leadership will ensure that the College continues to meet the learning needs of students and our communities.”

During his tenure as Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, Glenn’s strong financial leadership and student focus has enabled the College to invest in its core business – students, and their success.

During Glenn’s tenure, St. Lawrence College has experienced strong enrollment growth, with the student population nearly doubling in the last decade. The College has also consistently ranked among the top three colleges in Ontario for graduate employment and employer satisfaction with our graduates.

Glenn is a strong community advocate through active involvement in numerous high-profile board appointments including Sustainable Kingston, the Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace and as a past member of the Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) Economic Round Table Committee.

 “I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead this great academic institution and continue to work with the hundreds of dedicated staff at the College,” said Vollebregt. “I am excited about the future of St. Lawrence College and look forward to continuing to provide leadership, focusing on student success and academic excellence.”

The comprehensive search for a new president and CEO began in the summer of 2012 through the services of one of Canada’s premier executive search firms, Odgers Berndtson.

 

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About St. Lawrence College
With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic vibrancy of Eastern Ontario. St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 6,700 full-time students from Canada and from more than 40 countries worldwide, with more than 70,000 alumni. As part of ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College recently completed the installation of more than 1,600 solar modules on the roofs of our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. In addition to this investment in our campus infrastructure we have recently completed a multi-million dollar revitalization of our Cornwall campus. The college has many exciting Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 200 organizations grow and prosper. Hundreds enroll in our part-time and distance education courses each year. We work with thousands of clients annually at our Employment Service locations in Kingston, Sharbot Lake, Sydenham, and Ottawa.

Media Contact:
Kelly Wiley
Director of Marketing and Communications
613-217-9545
kwiley@sl.on.ca

 
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