The College of New Caledonia Board of Governors have created this Presidential Search webpage to provide ongoing updates to CNC constituents and the communities served by CNC.
The CNC Board Announces New President
Message from Gil Malfair, Board Chair
On behalf of the CNC Board, I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Dennis Johnson has been named CNC’s next president commencing Oct. 1, 2019.
Dr. Johnson brings 29 years of experience in the post-secondary sector to CNC. Currently, he serves in two vice president roles at Saskatchewan Polytechnic including Provost and Vice President Academic since September 2018 and Vice President Strategy and Business Development since 2016.
Dr. Johnson is a former resident and educator in British Columbia, and holds a Ph.D. Educational Administration from University of Saskatchewan, Master of Education, Post-Secondary Studies from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Bachelor of Education, Adult Education from Brock University.
I would like to thank the CNC community for your input and the members of the CNC President Search Committee for your dedication throughout the search process.
We look forward to working with Dr. Johnson and are confident he possesses the expertise to lead the CNC Community in equipping post-secondary learners with the necessary skills that are relevant for the future economy.
Read official news release
The President Search Committee invites CNC employees and students to attend CNC President Search Finalist Candidate presentations.
For those not available to attend in Prince George, please join via video conference:
Fort St .James
President Search Feedback Survey Closed
President Search Committee reviewed the short list of candidates. The committee reached a consensus to move forward and interview short list candidates. Short list interviews took place on April 29 and 30, 2019
President Search Committee met to review the long list of potential President Candidates. At the conclusion of the meeting a short list of potential candidates was agreed upon.
The results of the January 22 and January 23 community consultation input has been collated and analyzed. Please see the Community Consultation Summary, outlining key themes.
President Search – Opportunity Profile
The President Search Committee met Leaders International to review the next steps in the President search process. Dates for the President Search Consultation meeting schedule were confirmed for January 22 and January 23; all day session meeting with Students, Employees and Key Community Stakeholders.
The College of New Caledonia has retained Leaders International Executive Search to guide the search for our new President. Tony Kirschner, Partner in Leaders BC office, will be soliciting input from a variety of community groups and individuals using several methods:
The results of the community input will be collated and analyzed, and a Community Input Summary Document outlining key themes and issues will be made available on the CNC website when the consultation process is complete in February.
Community input, combined with direction from CNC's Board of Governors, will inform the Opportunity Profile and be used to guide the search strategy. Participation through the various channels made available here is a critical step toward gaining consensus and understanding, setting the stage for a successful search process.
Sincerely, Gil Malfair, Chair President Search Committee
All Campuses via DDI
Room 2-251 or via teleconference in the Lecture Theatre 1-306
11:00am – 12:00pm
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Lecture Theatre 1-306
5:00pm – 6:00pm
The President Search Committee met on December 3, 2018. The committee have retained Leaders International to represent CNC in an Executive Search for a President. The Committee will meet again in January, 2019.
On November 9, 2018, the inaugural meeting of the CNC President Committee took place. The next step in the recruitment process is the selection and retention of an executive search firm by December 2018.
On September 7, 2018, the College of New Caledonia Board of Governors authorized Gil Malfair, Board Chair to strike a search committee to embark on the CNC President Search. The following people have agreed to serve as members of the Presidential Search Committee:
*Shobha Sharma was originally on the committee and replaced by Miranda Patterson on March 12, 2019.