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Look who's not retiring. Yet

Friday, January 25, 2013   by: Staff



Common postpones retirement plans

SAULT STE. MARIE - In light of the various new initiatives currently under Dr. Common’s leadership (construction of the Health Hub, a framework for Collaboration with Northern Ontario Colleges, the proposed 1E2 project - Institute for Energy and the Environment), Sault College President, Dr. Ron Common has agreed to the Board’s request to postpone his retirement until the summer of 2014 to further advance these projects.

The Board is very pleased that Dr. Common has agreed to delay his retirement and facilitate a smooth transition for the College.

About Sault College

The vision of Sault College is to provide a transformative life experience through empowering those who study with us to think and learn in progressive, innovative ways, including those we have not yet imagined.

Sault College grants Ontario College certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, graduate certificates, and degrees to its graduates.

The College is the largest deliverer of apprenticeship training in all of Northern Ontario.  

Sault College has ranked 82.8 percent in Student Satisfaction, the highest score for a Northern College and second highest score overall in the province.

Educating over 4,500 students each year, Sault College has a significant economic impact on the community, with spin-offs in excess of $150 million.

Over $2 million dollars in scholarships, bursaries and awards are distributed annually to students at the College. 

Located on the border to the United States and situated in the middle of three of the largest great lakes on the planet, Sault College is one of 24 publicly-funded colleges in the province of Ontario.

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JB 1/25/2013 4:06:52 PM Report

Who cares
Malibu 67 1/25/2013 4:28:42 PM Report

Be interesting to see what the college will be paying for the extension. Higher college fees coming.
Lygus 1/25/2013 4:31:41 PM Report

That's great news for the College, students and the city;
shju 1/25/2013 6:56:26 PM Report

id stick around too for the millions that will be spent and new budget for the school. good times are coming for pay cheques. poor students
jinjin 1/26/2013 11:50:23 AM Report

Doctor Common has been a great ambassador for our "little" college. With the all of the good, has come some bad, but that's true with all progress. Kudos to Doctor Common for his great efforts at making Sault College the best schools it can be, and his amazing staff and faculty for working hard to get it to be a great place to go to school. It's no secret he isn't a fan of the cold, but if he's willing to stick it out one more year for us, then kudos to him. Thank you Doctor Common, and the great things you have done for our college and our city!
jinjin 1/26/2013 11:51:38 AM Report

woops... best school* it can be...
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