Melville, SK – Parkland College is pleased to announce that Lydia Cyr has been appointed to the role of chairperson of the Board of Governors. The appointment is by Minister’s Order effective December 4, 2013. Cyr’s term will run until September 2016.
Cyr, a resident of Fort Qu’Appelle, has served on the College’s Board of Governors since 2010. She has valuable experience as a Chartered Insurance Professional, strong links to First Nations and Metis groups, and has completed all four modules of the Governor Development and Certification Program.
“Lydia will thrive in this role thanks to her great experience and strong leadership skills,” said Parkland College President Dr. Fay Myers. “She will continue to be a key voice in providing guidance for the College in the years ahead.”
Cyr serves on the board alongside Sally Bishop (Kamsack), David Cisyk (Esterhazy), Ernie Iluk (Melville), Raymond Sass (Yorkton), and Darrell Sobkow (Yorkton). The Board of Governors meets monthly to oversee the College’s operations and provide direction and guidance on institutional decisions. Board members advocate on behalf of the College and support efforts relating to regional economic growth.
Since its inception in 1973, Parkland College has worked to expand the philosophy of life-long learning in East Central Saskatchewan. Among the seven basic principles upon which the community college system was founded is the idea that programs are to be developed in response to the needs of the community. Today, Parkland College offers a broad spectrum of educational services from trades training and high school upgrading to the province’s most diverse off-campus university offerings.
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