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New leader named for Timmins college

Mitch Dumas named the ninth president of Northern College
Northern College president and CEO Mitch Dumas.

Northern College has a new leader.

Mitch Dumas has been named as the new president and CEO of the Timmins college. The board of governors unanimously endorsed appointing him to the role that he's been doing in an acting capacity since Audrey Penner retired Dec. 31. 

The appointment is effective on Feb. 19.

“It is the people who create opportunities for our region,” he said in a news release.

“I am looking forward to exploring ways in which we can collaborate to build an innovative future that speaks to our core purpose of providing education and training in the North, for domestic and international students, and Indigenous learners.

"There is much that needs to be done, and by working together to empower and motivate our community, I have every faith that we can truly live our vision and build a better world. I am committed to building on the college's strong  foundation to ensure an exceptional educational experience for all our students.”

Dumas is the ninth president of the college. 

“Mitch Dumas is an accomplished professional, who blends a solid academic foundation with extensive experience in financial management and organizational strategy,” said Jeff Molyneaux, Northern College board chair, in a news release.

"In these ever-changing times, his proven leadership abilities, coupled with a deep understanding of the college's values and goals, make him the ideal choice to guide Northern College into a bright and promising future."

Dumas was born in Mattawa and raised in Timmins and has experience in the mining sector.

A graduate of Northern College and Laurentian University, Dumas joined the school in 2019 as a controller and was most recently the senior vice-president of corporate services.

Glenn MacDougall is the current acting senior vice-president of corporate services and will continue doing that role until it is filled permanently.

— TimminsToday