The President

Cindy Heitman, CNC president and CEO standing in front of the CNC Prince George Campus 

Cindy Heitman, President and CEO

Cindy Heitman joined CNC in 2023 as the College's ninth President and CEO. She is first female to be named the permanent President of CNC.

Cindy is committed to:

  • Advancing CNC’s priorities in the lhulh whuts’odutel’eh | Learning Together strategic plan including learning across a lifetime, student success focused education and training, organizational strength and agility, and community engagement and partnerships;
  • Expanding on CNC’s commitment to truth and reconciliation with a focus on Indigenizing the college and inspiring the next generation of Indigenous leaders; and
  • Building partnerships and potential across the region served by CNC, which includes campuses in Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Mackenzie, Prince George, Quesnel and Vanderhoof.

Cindy brings to the College her experiences as a CNC university studies student, an educational leader with a career spanning three decades, and a dedicated community member on the traditional and unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation. Cindy career experience includes eight years as a school-based educator, 15 years as a school and district leader, and five years as a senior leader.

Cindy is committed to the North and is passionate about education. Ms. Heitman has fostered partnerships and connections in communities. She has held positions on a variety of boards and committees at the executive level locally and provincially.

Cindy holds a Master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from Simon Fraser University as well as a Bachelor of general studies in education with a minor in learning disabilities.