The outgoing president said he is confident he’s leaving the college in good financial standing, after watching the school grow over the last few years.
“With the help of a solid management team, Collège Boréal has almost doubled its budget and its learning area over the last few years, as well as created a substantial financial reserve,” Hubert-Dutrisac said in a news release.
“The most important legacy will be to leave behind an excellent team at all levels, both management and staff alike. I am proud and grateful to all those who have contributed to the college's success, a success that has benefited the students. I am confident that Collège Boréal will remain healthy for our present students and for generations to come.”
Some of the achievements gained during Hubert-Dutrisac’s tenure include an increase in the operational budget from $47 million to $70 million; the expansion of the campus sizes from 375,000 to 664,000 square feet, for a property value of over $149 million; an increase in the number of programs from about 50 to 78; and increasing student numbers from 46,000 between 1995 and 2005 to 100,788 since 2005.
For the last six years, the college has seen a growth of 40 per cent in its registrations and its highest growth rate in continuing education, reaching a high of 4,200 adult students.