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St. Lawrence College welcomes four new members to the Board of Governors


(October 14, 2009) St. Lawrence College is overseen by a Board of Governors comprised of external members from the community at large and internal members from within the college.

The Board of Governors has the flexibility to respond effectively to the post-secondary and adult education needs of our local communities and is responsible for establishing the strategic direction of the college. Members are appointed for a three-year term and are eligible for reappointment to a second three-year term. St Lawrence College is delighted to welcome the following Governors:

  • Jennifer Fisher
  • Bruce Griffiths
  • Michael Hennessy
  • Heather Lalonde

Heather Lalonde is the Executive Director of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario Inc. She is a Certified Economic Developer through the University of Waterloo and a graduate of Fleming College. Heather is active in several organizations including the Economic Developers Association of Canada and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario Economic Development Task Force.

Michael Hennessy is the Dean of Continuing Studies and Professor of History and War Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston. A native of Vancouver, he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria and the University of New Brunswick. As well, he holds a certificate in Adult and Continuing Education. His publications include the books Strategy In Vietnam: The Marines and Revolutionary War in I Corps, 1965-1971, (Praeger, 1997), and the works edited with B.J.C. McKercher, The Operational Art: Developments in the Theory of War, (Praeger, 1996), and War in the Twentieth Century. Reflections at Century’s End, (Praeger, 2003).

Bruce Griffiths is the Director of Housing and Hospitality Services for Queen’s University. Over the years he has been involved with a number of professional organizations serving as a member of the executive. Bruce graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce and recently completed the Executive Development Program in the Academic Environment certificate program through the Queen's School of Business. He lives in Kingston with his family.

Jennifer Fisher is a Chartered Accountant at Wilkinson & Company, LLP. She is a graduate of Queen's University, and served for a number of years as Committee Member and Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, and on the Executive Committee of the Public Accountants Council of Ontario. Jennifer has many years of personal experience working as a volunteer for not-for-profit organizations. Since moving to Kingston Jennifer has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Kingston General Hospital Foundation and chaired its Finance and Audit Committees. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation and chairs the Finance Committee. She has also joined the Board of Directors of Providence Care Foundation.

Ron Sharp is now the Chair and the new Vice Chairs are Paul Fitzpatrick and Bob Snelgrove.


About St. Lawrence College
St. Lawrence College has approximately 6,000 full-time students from Canada and around the world, 20,000 part-time registrants, and 3,000 Job Connect Clients in over 80 academic programs and employs over 1,000 full-time and part-time staff at our three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston. In addition to new residences with more than 700 beds, the College has recently invested in new programs including degree Nursing, Bachelor of Business Administration, Energy Systems Engineering Technology, and the Culinary Co-op Apprenticeship Diploma Program, among others.