Monday, January 6, 2014

Search is on for new President of NWCC as departure of Dr. Denise Henning is announced

They have five months to have someone in place, but come May,  Northwest Community College will need a new President.

Staff, students and faculty of the Community college that serves a number of communities in the Northwest, including Prince Rupert were advised today that their current President, Dr. Denise Henning is to leave her post in May destined for Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Dr. Henning will take up duties as President and CEO of Medicine Hat College on May 15th.

The Alberta College had been conducting a search since August of 2013 and The Geldart Group which had been handling the quest for a new President apparently decided that the NWCC President was the best fit for the Medicine Hat job.

The announcement of her hiring at Medicine Hat college can be found here. It comes almost three years to the day that her arrival at NWCC was announced in 2011.

Dr. Henning took over the helm of Northwest Community College in January of 2011, replacing  former President Stephanie Forsyth, who relocated to Winnipeg Manitoba and the Presidency of Red River College.

During her time at NWCC, the college embarked on a number of initiatives to tap into the growing need for technical and trade related employment  employment for planned economic development in the Northwest.

You can review some of those programs and the change of direction for NWC in the last three years from our archive of items related to NWCC developments.

Details on the departure of Ms. Henning's and the search for a new President for NWCC have yet to be posted to the NWCC website.

Update: Late Monday morning, NWCC provided this announcement posted to their website.

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