Onetime Sault resident reaches the top in SarniaSunday, December 18, 2011 by: Rick McGee
Judith Morris, who held administrative and teaching positions at Sault College earlier in her career, has been selected as the next president and CEO of Lambton College in Sarnia.
The appointment is effective January 1, 2012.
Morris left the Sault nearly a decade ago to become Lambton’s academic vice president.
She is credited with leading a number of major institutional advancements.
Accomplishments include building enrolment to record-setting levels, developing new academic programs, and establishing international campuses in China, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.
Morris has also expanded learning opportunities for Aboriginal learners, overseen the formulation of new credit transfer agreements that help students and participated in many province-wide initiatives.
"After a comprehensive national search, Ms. Morris was our choice to lead Lambton College," said John Girard, chair of Lambton’s board of governors in announcing the selection.
"Judith has made significant contributions to the success of Lambton College over the last nine years and has displayed the strong leadership and dedication required to continue to take Lambton College forward."
Morris is the first woman chosen for Lambton's top job in the school's 44-year history.
Another significant Sault Ste. Marie-to-Sarnia element is part of this story.
Watch for a related SooToday.com article on Monday.
Photo courtesy Lambton College