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Presidential Search Underway

Terrace, BC, May 8, 2014-- The Board of Governors at Northwest Community College (NWCC) has initiated a comprehensive search for the next President. The Vancouver office of global executive search firm, Boyden, has been hired to facilitate the search and is now actively in the market. 

“An opportunity now exists for a proven academic leader to join NWCC as its new President & CEO,” says Kathryn Young, Partner at Boyden. “He or she will provide highly visible leadership throughout the region and to all stakeholders, and will support the Board and its mandate on all levels.

NWCC, through its nine campuses and over 500 employees, is an economic engine supporting 34 communities by providing innovative programs and services. A valuable community asset, Northwest Community College impacts the lives of students, employees and communities and it plays a unique role in the social and rapidly growing economic success of the Northwest region of BC.

“With the expansion of a variety of industries, NWCC has the opportunity to have a significant impact on the success of the development of communities in the region,” says Young.

To explore this opportunity or submit nominations, please contact Alex Verdecchia, Kathryn Young, or Craig Hemer in the Boyden Vancouver office at 604-685-0261, or submit a resume and related information to

For a detailed overview of this opportunity, please visit

About NWCC

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 nine 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 Aboriginal people 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. To learn more, visit




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