Former Sault Ste. Marie MPP David Orazietti has been appointed to a dean’s position at Sault College in the school of Aviation, Trades and Technology, Natural Environment and Business.
Orazietti served as MPP from 2003 to 2016, holding a number of cabinet positions over the years, including minister of Natural Resources, and Government and Consumer Services. At the time of his resignation on Dec. 31, he was minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
The 48-year-old stepped down citing family commitments and a desire to spend more time at home with his wife and children.
Prior to his life in politics, Orazietti had been a city councillor, high school teacher, department head and OSSTF Local Union president at the Algoma District School Board. Orazietti has Ontario Teaching Qualifications and holds a Master’s degree in Education, Administration and Curriculum from Nipissing University.
Two additional deans have been appointed: Marilyn King will serve as dean of Health and Community Services, while Carolyn Hepburn will serve as dean of Indigenous Studies and Academic Upgrading.
Sault College said the three new schools were formed following a thorough organizational review of its academic division, which will aid in the implementation of its strategic plan for the years 2016-2020.