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Cambrian hopes to have new pres in place by summer

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Feb 07, 2014 - 11:43 AM |
 Cambrian College hopes to have its new president in place by the summer. Supplied photo.

Cambrian College hopes to have its new president in place by the summer. Supplied photo.

Cambrian College's new president is expected to be in place by this summer, according to the college's board chair, Eric Kohtakangas.

Sylvia Barnard, who had been Cambrian's president for 11 years, left the college last June.

She was briefly replaced by Peter Lawlor, who resigned for personal reasons in October, after only three months on the job.

A press release put out by the college after Lawlor's departure had said Cambrian was aiming to have new president in place by this spring.

While Cambrian searches for another president, the college is being led in the interim by Sonia Del Missier, Cambrian's vice-president of academic affairs.

In an email statement, Kohtakangas said the position has now been advertised.

An executive search firm retained to guide the process has been extending an outreach across the country to all colleges, applied universities, relevant government ministries and the general public to secure possible candidates.

“This broad reach will ensure that the selection committee has a strong candidate pool from which we will be able to select our new leader here at Cambrian,” Kohtakangas said.

The first round of interviews is scheduled to take place in March. 


The presidential search committee consists of internal and external members of the college's board of governors.

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