TERRACE, January 6, 2014 – Northwest Community College (NWCC) President & CEO Dr. Denise Henning announced today that she has accepted the position of President & CEO of Medicine Hat College, in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Her final day with NWCC will be May 1, 2014.
Dr. Henning has led NWCC for the last three years with administrative philosophies of collaboration and shared leadership. During her tenure, the college has strengthened its fiscal health, enhanced its programming and developed strong partnerships that will take the institution into the future.
Beginning with the creation of “Together This Way Forward,” NWCC’s 2012-2017 strategic plan, which was driven by thorough consultation with communities across the region, Dr. Henning has led the college through major transitions that have enhanced its ability to serve the people in Northwest British Columbia.
Dr. Henning has brought innovative and responsive education delivery models to rural and remote communities in the region. She has been a leader in anticipating and responding to educational needs to meet emerging community economic opportunities. She also helped foster an environment of inclusion and equity in higher education.
“Denise will continue in her role as President and CEO of NWCC with the full confidence of the board until her departure,” says Board of Governor’s Chair Rhoda Witherly. “The board has the utmost confidence in the senior leadership team and its ability to continue the momentum of positive change and to prepare NWCC for the future. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Denise for her service to NWCC and to wish her the very best in all her future endeavours.”
“I am very proud of Northwest Community College and excited about its future. I have enjoyed my time here so much and am truly grateful to have worked with such a talented and dedicated group of people. It has been a great privilege to serve this institution and the communities of Northwest British Columbia,” wrote Henning in a message to the NWCC community.
“I wish to convey my heartfelt gratitude for all the support you have shown me and have given the college. Together we have accomplished many great things to ensure sustainable, high quality post-secondary education for students and the communities in Northwest BC. As the next exciting chapter in my life soon begins, I look forward to being closer to my family and taking on the role of President & CEO of Medicine Hat College.”
Northwest Community College (NWCC) is an accredited post-secondary institution offering comprehensive education and training to 34 urban, rural and remote communities in northwestern BC. Through an innovative distributed learning model that includes 9 campuses and learning centres, current technology, mobile units, and successful partnerships, NWCC brings relevant education and training directly to where it is needed. NWCC is a recognized leader in Aboriginal education where Aboriginals make up roughly 40 per cent of the student body. NWCC celebrates the diversity of its northern and Aboriginal populations and reflects this in its programs, services and workforce.
Founded in 1965, Medicine Hat College strives to provide the broadest possible range of relevant learning opportunities to the people and communities it serves. The college offers many unique and specialized learning opportunities in addition to those focusing on more traditional career fields. Programs include undergraduate degrees in collaboration with Alberta universities, university transfer, applied degrees, diplomas, certificates, academic upgrading, English as a Second Language, and apprenticeship.
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