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Collège Boréal names new director for Nipissing campus

Rachel Quesnel took on the position on April 1

Collège Boréal has named Rachel Quesnel as director of its Nipissing campus, effective April 1.

Quesnel has served as interim director there since 2018.

As campus director, Quesnel’s responsibilities include supervising the campus’ management and development, as well as its training and employability services. She will also play an active community role in the ongoing development of Collège Boréal’s relations with local and regional partners.

She’ll additionally oversee college activities in the Timiskaming, Noëlville and North Bay regions.

“As interim director of the Nipissing campus since 2018, Rachel Quesnel has been a very dynamic presence in the community and is now well known throughout the Nipissing area,” said Brian Vaillancourt, Boréal’s vice-president of development, in an April 24 news release.

“We are very happy to know that she will continue to pursue Boréal’s engagement efforts in her permanent position.”

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Quesnel is a 1995 graduate of Collège Boréal, and has more than 15 years of experience in community and economic development, employability services and the education sector.

She serves on multiple committees in the Nipissing region; in particular, the Health Professional Recruitment and Retention committee, the Francophone Immigration committee, and the Regional Economic Development committee.

“I am very fortunate to lead Collège Boréal’s Nipissing campus and to be part of a family of services that extends throughout French-speaking Ontario,” Quesnel said. “This provides opportunities to foster economic and cultural development in Nipissing, Timiskaming, Noëlville and North Bay. Many promising projects are close to my heart.”

Headquartered in Sudbury, Collège Boréal is a French-language college offering postsecondary training and learning at seven campuses and 38 access centres located in 26 communities throughout the province.