Office of the President

Henry Reiser Announces Retirement

Dear CNC Community,

It is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement from the College at the end of my tenure and this 2018/19 school year.

It has been a privilege to have served as the seventh president of CNC at northern BC’s largest college and an honour to have worked alongside many of you over the past four years.

I’m proud of the work we’ve done together at CNC—expansion of programs, student growth, international partnerships and financial stability. My personal sense of pride comes from the development and delivery of Digital Delivery Instruction (DDI), which has grown exponentially over the past two year and has ensured students in all six campus communities and beyond have extensive access to more educational options and pathways than ever before.

I am also appreciative of our ability to raise the global profile of the College of New Caledonia, as evidenced by our increase of our international student population and a number of MOUs around the globe. The intention and focus on the future is to provide more learning opportunities for our domestic students to travel and learn the world over.

To foster stability and a smooth transition of leadership, I will be staying on until the position is filled by fall of 2019. The process for hiring a new president will be led by the Chair of the Board of Governors and—in well-established practice—will include members of the College community.

Although my time in academia has been extremely rewarding, I look forward to retirement. I have become so enamored with northern BC that I plan to enjoy my retirement here with family, buy some acreage and continue to fish and hunt in my free time. I also look forward to travelling more and volunteering within Prince George on projects where I can give back to the community.

Looking forward to a great year together.

Yours sincerely,


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