Denise Henning has started today as the new president at Northwest Community College.

Denise Henning has started today as the new president at Northwest Community College.

New president takes reins at college

  • Mar. 1, 2011 7:00 a.m.

Northwest Community College’s (NWCC) new president and CEO has begun work today.

Dr. Denise Henning has come to NWCC from Manitoba, where she had been president and vice-chancellor at the University College of the North since 2006.

I’m honoured and excited about the opportunity to lead Northwest Community College – a model of post-secondary education success,” Dr. Henning said. “I intend to build on the College’s strong foundations and see it through a new era of growth, partnership and prosperity.”

Originally from Oklahoma, Henning, who is Cherokee and Choctaw, received her doctorate in educational management and development from New Mexico State University.

She also holds bachelor and master’s degrees in urban studies and anthropology from the University of Nebraska.

Henning is taking over from former NWCC president Stephanie Forsyth, who left the college last September to take over as president at the Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

NWCC has its central campus in Terrace as well as facilities in eight other locations.