Ottawa, December 8, 2016: CBIE is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair of the Board, Dr. David Ross, President of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), for a two year term.
Dr. Ross was first appointed to the Board in September 2014. He has served on the Executive Committee, Finance and Audit Committee and Governance Committee.
“David is a passionate leader in post-secondary education, dedicated to promoting student success,” said Patrick Deane, Past-Chair. “Under his leadership SAIT has become Alberta’s third largest institution and I have no doubt that our board will continue to thrive under his leadership.”
Dr. Ross is active in his community and in the national and international arenas in post secondary education. He is a Member of the Board of several foundations and associations including the Calgary Homeless Foundation and the Business Research Advisory Council for the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council.
“I am looking forward to working with David over the next couple of years in his new role as Chair,” said Karen McBride, President and CEO of CBIE”, “He brings with him a great depth of experience that will offer new insights into the benefits and challenges of internationalization and which will position us well as we launch our national conversation on learning abroad.”
In January 2017 Dr. Ross will be joined by a new treasurer, Roy Daykin, Vice President, Employee and Corporate Services, Okanagan College as well as a number of new appointees to CBIE’s board. These are: Patricia Gartland, Superintendent of Schools (Coquitlam); Guy Lefebvre, vice-recteur aux relations internationales et à la francophonie, Université de Montréal; Kathy O`Brien, Associate Vice Principal (International), Queens University and Hervé Pilon, Director General, Cégep Montmorency.
“I am very enthusiastic about leading CBIE’s board and working alongside the dedicated staff and members of this organization,” said Dr. Ross. “During this 50th year especially, as we reflect on past achievements and future opportunities, we appreciate how international education is becoming increasingly important for all the students that we support and for Canada’s profile on the world stage.”
For more information contact:
613.237.4820 ext. 254