College of New Caledonia President Search

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.

June 25, 2019

The CNC Board Announces New President

Dennis Johnson

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

May 21 and May 22, 2019

The President Search Committee invites CNC employees and students to attend CNC President Search Finalist Candidate presentations.

Candidate One

  • May 21, 2019: 9:00am – 10:00am, meeting in the Lecture Theatre Room 1-306

For those not available to attend in Prince George, please join via video conference:

Campus Room

Burns Lake

TBA

Quesnel

N-212

Mackenzie

207

Fort St .James

204

Vanderhoof

3-143A

President Search Feedback Survey Closed

Candidate Two

  • May 22, 2019: 9:00am – 10:00am, meeting in the Lecture Theatre Room 1-306

For those not available to attend in Prince George, please join via video conference:

Campus Room

Burns Lake

TBA

Quesnel

N-212

Mackenzie

207

Fort St .James

204

Vanderhoof

3-143A

President Search Feedback Survey Closed

April 16, 2019

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

March 12, 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.

February 19, 2019

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.

January 28, 2019

President Search – Opportunity Profile

January 14, 2019

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. 

January 10, 2019

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:

  • Town Hall Meetings, conducted by the search firm, will be held for CNC employees and students
  • Key community stakeholders will be interviewed by the search firm
  • General input can be submitted by all interested parties via a dedicated email: CNCpresidentsearch@leadersinternational.com  
  • Or, provide input using the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RW626RJ. Survey is now closed.

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

Meeting Schedule

Time   Tuesday Jan 22, 2019 Time  Wednesday Jan 23, 2019 
 10:00am - 11:00am  

CNC Students

All Campuses via DDI

Room 2-251 or via teleconference in the Lecture Theatre 1-306

   
     

11:00am – 12:00pm

 

CNC Employees

All Campuses via DDI

Room 2-251 or via teleconference in the Lecture Theatre 1-306

     

1:00pm – 2:00pm

 

CNC Students

Prince George

Lecture Theatre 1-306

 

5:00pm – 6:00pm

 

CNC Employees,

Prince George

Lecture Theatre 1-306
   

December 3, 2018

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.

November 9, 2018

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.

September 7, 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:

  • Gil Malfair, Board Chair
  • Vince Prince, Board Member
  • Miranda Paterson*, Board Member
  • Steve Nycholat, Board Member
  • Derek Orr, Board Member
  • Regina Toth, Board Member
  • Dan Marcotte, Board Member
  • Leila Abubakar, Students’ Union Executive
  • Jan Mastromatteo, Chief Steward, Faculty Association CNC
  • Bill Deutch, President, Faculty Association CNC
  • Lily Bachand, Operational Employee Representative
  • Glenda Vardy-Dell, Dean School of Health Sciences
  • Tara Szerencsi, Vice President Finance & Corporate Services

*Shobha Sharma was originally on the committee and replaced by Miranda Patterson on March 12, 2019.