Northwest Community College names interim president

NORTHWEST Community College has chosen one of its senior officials to replace departing president Denise Henning until a permanent replacement is found.

Denis Caron takes over as of March 20 with Henning formally finishing her job on May 1.

This will be be Caron's second interim position since coming to the college in September 2012.

He was hired at that time to be its interim trades dean after Margo van der Touw, who had been its trades dean, passed away.

Caron continued in that interim capacity until this year when Brent Speidel left a position at the Coast Mountains School District to be the college's trades and natural resources development dean.

Since Speidel's arrival, and leading up to taking over as interim president, Caron has been and will continue to conduct reviews to ensure it is prepared for the future and for regional development, the college said in a statement.

The statement also indicated the overlap after Caron takes over as interim president and until Henning's departure will ensure a smooth transition. She will also be taking some built up vacation time.

Henning is off to be the president of Medicine Hat College in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

With an acting president ready to step into place, the college board has embarked upon the search for a permanent president.

“We are very pleased Denis has agreed to accept this role as we search for a successor to Dr. Henning,” said college chair Rhoda Witherly.





We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Man missing since last week
Difficult birth for LNG cash cow
Pay more for Columbia River, minister tells U.S.
Grants help school to improve
(VIDEO) Hundreds pay respects to former finance minister Jim Flaherty
Business alliance to battle MMBC recycling fees
Pair arrested for numerous alleged thefts in Okanagan Similkameen area
VIDEO: Procession honouring Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in hometown of Hamilton, Ontario
South Okanagan school gets top marks at building awards

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.