Denesiuk new Okanagan College chair

Connie Denesiuk will take over Jan. 1 as the new chair of Okanagan College's board.

Connie Denesiuk is Okanagan College's new board chair.

The Liberal candidate for South Okanagan-West Kootenay in the 2015 federal election is taking on a new role.

Connie Denesiuk was announced as the incoming chair of Okanagan College’s board of governors starting Jan. 1, to be joined by Doug Manning as vice chair.

Denesiuk follows Tom Styffe, who served three years as board chair and six years in total on the board, and Manning has served on the board since 2010.

“Connie’s extensive experience in leading boards and working at the provincial and federal level on behalf of education will serve Okanagan College and the post-secondary sector well,” said Styffe in a press release. “I wrap up my tenure knowing that the board has strong leadership and a tremendous membership.”

Denesiuk joined the board in 2012 and brings years of experience to the table having previously served as the chair of the Okanagan Skaha School District for nine of the 19 years she served as a school trustee.

Denesiuk also spent three years as president for the B.C. School Trustees Association and a director of the Canada School Board Association. She is also the former chair of Trail of the Okanagans.

“Over the past decade, Okanagan College has become an incredible success story in the province and has earned national attention for its achievements,” Denesiuk said in a press release. “There are incredible opportunities as we move forward, and I’m pleased to be picking up where Tom (Styffe) leaves us.”

“I have seen first-hand the contribution Okanagan College makes to the region, in terms of transforming lives and communities and I know that is going to continue and intensify in the years ahead. I’m also excited to be stepping into the role at a time when we have just adopted and are about to implement a new strategic plan.”

 

 

 

 

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