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Confederation College starts search for new president

Kathleen Lynch announced she will retire from post in September
Confederation College's campus in Thunder Bay

Confederation College is on the hunt for a new leader.

The Thunder Bay school announced on Jan. 9 that its board of governors has begun the search for a new president, after announcing in October that current president Kathleen Lynch will retire on Sept. 4.

The successful candidate should “continue to foster an environment of innovation, inclusion, academic excellence, and enriching lives through learning,” the school said in a social media post.

“We are committed to finding a visionary and dynamic leader who is passionate about higher education and has a strong commitment to student success.”

Qualified candidates have until Jan. 31, 2024, to submit their applications.

Lynch spent more than two decades at the college, joining as a faculty member in 1999 before taking over as president in 2018.

Under her tenure, the school set enrollment records, established new programming, and made investments in campus facilities.

Headquartered in Thunder Bay, the school has seven satellite campuses across northwestern Ontario, and has enrollment of 7,100 combined full-time and part-time students per year.