TORONTO, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO of St.
Lawrence College, has been named the new Co-Chair of the Ontario
Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT).
To ensure representation from both the college and the university
sectors, the ONCAT Board is led by two Co-Chairs. Vollebregt is
assuming the college Co-Chair role from Don Lovisa, President of Durham
College, while Dominic Giroux, President and Vice-Chancellor of
Laurentian University, is the current university Co-Chair.
"On behalf of the ONCAT Board, I am pleased to welcome Glenn to his new
role," said Giroux. "As President of St. Lawrence College, Glenn has
contributed considerable insight and leadership to the postsecondary
sector, and his strengths will be of great benefit to our work on
"I believe strongly in putting students first," said Vollebregt. "That
has always been my top priority as president, and I look forward to
extending that passion to an organization such as ONCAT, which is
focused on helping all postsecondary institutions in Ontario support
ONCAT was created in 2011 to support publicly-funded postsecondary
institutions in developing the infrastructure required to promote
student mobility, and is the only organization in Ontario that brings
together all members of the postsecondary education sector.
"Collaboration is the cornerstone of our approach, and our success is
due in large part to our Board," said Glenn Craney, Executive Director
of ONCAT. "On behalf of all our members, we welcome Glenn to his new
This year, ONCAT has launched several firsts for Ontario. The ONCAT
student website, ONTransfer.ca, now boasts a Course-to-Course Transfer
Guide as well as institutional profiles that highlight credit transfer
policies and procedures. ONCAT has also worked with institutions to
collect preliminary student mobility data, which confirms the
significant role credit transfer plays in the province.
"In my personal experience, Glenn Vollebregt is an ideal next college
Co-Chair, and his vision of putting students first will definitely
serve to strengthen and extend ONCAT's success," said Lovisa. "I'm
proud of what we have accomplished at ONCAT, and to have helped lay the
foundations for enhanced student mobility in Ontario."
"I would like to express the Board's deep appreciation for Don's
contribution as ONCAT's inaugural college Co-Chair," said Giroux. "His
leadership helped bring institutions together and advance Ontario's
development of a more responsive postsecondary education sector that
maximizes student mobility."
Established in 2011, the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer
(ONCAT) was created to enhance academic pathways and reduce barriers
for students looking to transfer among Ontario's 44 publicly funded
colleges and universities. As a member organization, it works with
those institutions to develop transfer credit policies and practices to
ease student mobility. ONCAT is the only organization in Ontario that
brings together all members of the postsecondary education sector.
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ONCAT is funded by the Government of Ontario.
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SOURCE: Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer
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