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Cambrian College names new president

Kristine Morrissey has worked at the Sudbury college for more than a decade
Kristine Morissey has been named the new president of Cambrian College in Sudbury.

Cambrian College has named long-time administrator Kristine Morrissey as its new president.

Morrissey, who is trained in accounting and previously served as the vice-president of finance, administration, international and research, will replace Bill Best, who announced his departure last fall.

Jeff Smith, chair of Cambrian’s board of governors, said the board was unanimous in choosing Morrissey to fill the position, following a “rigorous” search process.

“It is clear that her financial expertise, commitment to teaching and learning, business background, sector knowledge and passion for Cambrian make her the ideal person to lead Cambrian in the next chapter of our history,” Smith said in an April 21 news release.

Among her work, Morrissey is the past chair of the Administrative Services Coordinating Committee, sits on the Coordinating Committee for Vice Presidents of International, is a member of the College’s and Institutes Canada (CICan) Audit Committee and is treasurer of the College Employer Council.

She also currently serves as a faculty member of CICan’s Leadership Academy, which trains Canada’s next generation of postsecondary executives.

During her tenure, Morrissey is credited with leading the college in achieving operating surpluses, growing its international student demographic, and leading its applied research division to achieve a top-50 national ranking.

“I am incredibly inspired, humbled and excited to be chosen as the next leader for Cambrian College,” Morrissey said in the release.

“We have a strong team and a dynamic strategic plan in place, and I am proud of what we have accomplished as an institution. I look forward to building on those successes and to ensuring that we continue to serve the interests of our students, faculty, staff and partners.”

Morrissey begins in her new role on May 15.