OTTAWA, July 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Polytechnics Canada is delighted to welcome Cheryl Jensen, the new President of Algonquin College, to its Board of Directors. "Given her leadership and accomplishments in all of the principal policy areas of Polytechnics Canada -- in trades training, in applied research, as well as in the design and delivery of degree programs -- Cheryl Jensen will strengthen our collective advocacy," said Polytechnics Canada CEO Nobina Robinson.
"Algonquin is a leader in applied learning and applied research and I look forward to working with Ms. Jensen along with all our other Board members to continue to raise the profile of polytechnic education in Canada," said Anne Sado, Chair of the Board of Directors. "She will bring practical ideas to our group as we continue to advocate for smart solutions to Canada's skills and innovation gaps," added Ms. Sado.
All Presidents of the eleven colleges, institutes and polytechnics that comprise Polytechnics Canada serve as Directors of the Board of the association.
Ms. Jensen has held progressively senior positions at Mohawk College over her 31-year career, first, as a Professor of Chemical Engineering Technology, then as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Technology and most recently, as Vice President, Academic.
She replaces Kent MacDonald who is now the President of St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia.
Located in Canada's key economic regions, the 11 member colleges and institutes of Polytechnics Canada are: BCIT in British Columbia, SAIT Polytechnic and NAIT in Alberta, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology in Saskatchewan, Red River College in Manitoba and, in Ontario: Conestoga, Sheridan, Humber, George Brown College, Seneca and Algonquin.
SOURCE: Polytechnics Canada
For further information: Ken Doyle, Director of Policy, Polytechnics Canada, Tel: 613-688-0690, Email: [email protected]