CNC names new pres­i­dent

The Prince George Citizen - - Local - Cit­i­zen staff

CNC has found a new pres­i­dent. Den­nis John­son will take over the po­si­tion from Henry Reiser on Oct. 1, the col­lege said Tues­day.

John­son brings 29 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the post-sec­ondary sec­tor to CNC and cur­rently in two vice pres­i­dent roles at Saskatchew­an Poly­tech­nic.

“CNC’s Board of Gover­nors looks for­ward to work­ing with Dr. Den­nis John­son and are con­fi­dent he pos­sesses the ex­per­tise to lead the CNC com­mu­nity in equip­ping post­sec­ondary learn­ers with the nec­es­sary skills that are rel­e­vant for the fu­ture econ­omy,” said CNC board chair Gil Mal­fair.

John­son is a for­mer res­i­dent and ed­u­ca­tor in B.C. He holds a Ph.D. in ed­u­ca­tional ad­min­is­tra­tion from the Univer­sity of Saskatchew­an, a mas­ter’s de­gree in ed­u­ca­tion, post-sec­ondary stud­ies from Memorial Univer­sity and a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in ed­u­ca­tion, adult ed­u­ca­tion from Brock Univer­sity.

“CNC has been an im­por­tant pil­lar in the com­mu­nity for nearly 50 years,” he said.

“I am tremen­dously hon­oured to serve as CNC’s next pres­i­dent and I look for­ward to work­ing closely with the board, the com­mu­nity and build­ing re­la­tion­ships with the stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff at CNC.”

The board ap­pointed a search com­mit­tee in Septem­ber 2018 to con­duct a search fol­low­ing the an­nounce­ment that Reiser planned to re­tire at the end of his term in 2019.

“Dr. John­son’s wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence in teach­ing, com­mit­ment to sup­port­ing stu­dent suc­cess, and lead­ing fac­ulty and staff will guide him in his role as pres­i­dent,” Mal­fair said.


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