David Agnew installed as Seneca's fifth President

MARKHAM, ON, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - In front of an audience of Senecans, local dignitaries and College partners, David Agnew was officially installed as Seneca's fifth President.

"It is an honour to be the president of an institution that has been a leader in post-secondary education since its beginning," Seneca President David Agnew said. "I can thank the leadership of the presidents who came before me for instilling in Seneca a strong need to be innovative and responsive to our students' needs. I am truly looking forward to continuing that work and expanding on its great potential with our dedicated faculty and staff."

As part of the ceremony, held at Seneca's Markham Campus, President Agnew took the oath of office from Board Chair Helen Hayward before receiving his official presidential robe.

Several dignitaries spoke including David Zimmer, MPP Willowdale, Dr. Reza Moridi, MPP Richmond Hill and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Research and Innovation; Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of the Town of Markham, Phyllis Morris, Mayor of the Town of Aurora; Bill Cober, Deputy Mayor of King Township and Brenda Hogg, Deputy Mayor of the Town of Richmond Hill. Seneca's students were represented by Oscar Bobadilla, President of the Seneca Student Federation.

The special evening was also the first time all five Seneca presidents were together, as Mr. Agnew was joined by past presidents William Newnham, Roy McCutcheon, Stephen Quinlan and Rick Miner.

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SOURCE Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

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