Sault College begins its search for a new numero unoTuesday, October 15, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
Presidential search has begun
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON - Sault College’s Board of Governors has begun the search for the next President. At the end of the 2013-2014 academic year, Dr. Ron Common will step down as President of Sault College after seven years of service. The College has enjoyed a high level of success during his presidency and the task of finding the right person to build on the next level of achievements is now underway.
“A thorough search will be conducted to attract a strong pool of applicants for this important leadership position,” notes Carla Fabbro, Chair, Sault College Board of Governors.
A search committee was formed earlier this year and has engaged Waterstone Human Capital, a well-regarded executive search firm, to conduct the process. Heather Connelly, Waterstone’s Managing Director, is spearheading the effort.
“At this time, we are receiving input from stakeholders in order to draft a profile for the position,” says Fabbro. “Staff and various community members have been asked to complete a survey and participate in Presidential Search meetings to ensure that their insights are incorporated. These consultations will help define the skills, expertise and experience needed to build on the College’s success and position it for the future.”
Sault College has garnered an enviable record of achievements in recent years. The College’s Key Performance Indicators are now among the finest in the province, especially in relation to the overall quality of the learning experience, where it ranks #1 among all 24 provincial colleges.
The College also ranks #1 among English-speaking colleges in overall knowledge and skills provided to students for their future careers. In student satisfaction, Sault College is second overall in Ontario.
The College has undergone an unprecedented level of expansion – both in student enrolment, new programming and in the construction of new facilities. Recently, the College celebrated the opening of its new Student Health and Wellness Centre, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to athletics, health and fitness programs.
“This is an exciting time for Sault College, and we will be seeking a leader who will be able to continue and advance our mission to be recognized as the pre-eminent student centred post-secondary institution in Ontario,” adds Fabbro.
The position is expected to begin by the next academic year – September, 2014.
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 83.8% in Student Satisfaction, the highest score for a Northern College and second highest score overall in the province.
Educating over 3,900 students each year, Sault College has a significant economic impact on the community, with spin-offs in excess of $158 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.
Visit our website at www.saultcollege.ca to learn more.