Parkland College today announced the appointment of Mr. Dwayne Reeve as its next President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2015. Reeve brings 30 years of experience in education, having most recently served as Director of Education at Good Spirit School Division. Reeve will succeed Dr. Fay Myers, who is retiring June 30 after nearly 18 years as Parkland College’s President.
“We are excited to welcome Dwayne Reeve to Parkland College,” said Lydia Cyr, Chair of the Parkland College Board of Governors. “He brings a wealth of experience and leadership that will be invaluable as he guides the College in the years ahead.”
In his new role, Reeve will be responsible for setting the College’s strategic direction and continuing to represent the organization’s mission, vision, and values. He will work to expand partnerships with business, industry, and communities, with a focus on sound fiscal management. Reeve will also oversee the opening of the Trades and Technology Centre in Yorkton this fall and the next phases of development at the 20-acre site.
“I am looking forward to starting this new role with Parkland College,” Reeve said. “I can’t wait to begin meeting the staff and stakeholders, and I look forward to working with everyone to continue the good work being done.”
Reeve, a native of Broadview, Sask., has held many leadership roles for the majority of his career. He had served as Director of Education at the Good Spirit School Division since it was formed through the amalgamation of five separate boards of education in 2006.
“As we move forward with Mr. Reeve,” Cyr said, “I want to thank Dr. Myers on behalf of the board, staff, and students of Parkland College for her commitment to education and her dedication to the growth of the College. We wish her the best in her retirement.”
Cyr also thanked Nathan Berko and the Calgary office of Boyden global executive search for their assistance in the search for the new president. Boyden sought out feedback from College employees, stakeholders, and the community at large on the College’s strengths, challenges, and the characteristics of an ideal candidate.
About Parkland College:
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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