Northwest Community College names new president

Ken Burt is moving to Terrace, B.C. all the way from the east coast

  • Sep. 10, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Northwest Community College has reached out to the east coast for its next president in Ken Burt who, from 2007 to the fall of 2013, was the vice president of finance and administration at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

Burt is to start work Oct. 1, replacing Denise Henning who left in the spring for a position as president of Medicine Hat College in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Prior to his Maritimes posting, Burt was finance and corporate services vice president at Okanagan College in Kelowna.

Ken’s experience on our east coast in Halifax and in the Okanagan will bring new perspectives and ideas to our programs,” said college board chair Rhoda Witherly. “We look forward to getting to know him and to introducing him to our campuses and to northern B.C.”

Burt was brought up in the Northwest Territories.

I saw the Northwest Community College assignment as an opportunity to give back more directly to the community,” said Burt of his appointment.

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