College of New Caledonia President Search

The College of New Caledonia Board of Governors have created this President Search webpage to provide ongoing updates to CNC constituents and the communities served by CNC.

March 12, 2019

Next Meeting date

February 19, 2019

The results of the January 22 and January 23 community consultation input has been collated and analyzed. Please see the Community Consultation Summary, outlining key themes.

January 28, 2019

President Search – Opportunity Profile

January 14, 2019

The President Search Committee met Leaders International to review the next steps in the President search process. Dates for the President Search Consultation meeting schedule were confirmed for January 22 and January 23; all day session meeting with Students, Employees and Key Community Stakeholders.

January 10, 2019

"The College of New Caledonia has retained Leaders International Executive Search to guide the search for our new President. Tony Kirschner, Partner in Leaders BC office, will be soliciting input from a variety of community groups and individuals using several methods:

The results of the community input will be collated and analyzed, and a Community Input Summary Document outlining key themes and issues will be made available on the CNC website when the consultation process is complete in February.

Community input, combined with direction from CNC's Board of Governors, will inform the Opportunity Profile and be used to guide the search strategy. Participation through the various channels made available here is a critical step toward gaining consensus and understanding, setting the stage for a successful search process."

Gil Malfair, Chair President Search Committee

President Search Consultation Schedule

Note: If you cannot attend these scheduled sessions please feel free to contact us through email at or, provide input using the following link:

January 22, 2019
10:00am – 11:00am
January 23, 2019
11:00am – 12:00pm

Town Hall Meeting
CNC Students College-Wide
Hosted via DDI

  • Prince George, Room 3-352 and/or Room 1-306
  • Quesnel, Room S202
  • Lakes District, Room 002
  • Mackenzie, Room 207
  • Vanderhoof, Room 3-143A
  • Fort St. James, Room TBA

Town Hall meeting
CNC Employees College-Wide
Hosted via DDI

  • Prince George Room 2-251 and/or Room 1-306
  • Quesnel, Room N212
  • Lakes District, Room 002
  • Mackenzie, Room 207
  • Vanderhoof, Room 3-143A
  • Fort St. James, Room 2-204
January 22, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
January 23, 2019
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Town Hall Meeting
CNC Employees
Prince George Campus

Lecture Theatre
Room 1-306

Town Hall meeting
CNC Students

  • Prince George Room 1-306

December 3, 2018

The President Search Committee met on December 3, 2018. The committee have retained Leaders International to represent CNC in an Executive Search for a President. The Committee will meet again in January, 2019.

November 9, 2018

On November 9, 2018, the inaugural meeting of the CNC President Committee took place. The next step in the recruitment process is the selection and retention of an executive search firm by December 2018.

September 7, 2018

On September 7, 2018, the College of New Caledonia Board of Governors authorized Gil Malfair, Board Chair to strike a search committee to embark on the CNC President Search. The following people have agreed to serve as members of the President Search Committee:

  • Gil Malfair, Board Chair
  • Vince Prince, Board Member
  • Shobha Sharma, Board Member
  • Steve Nycholat, Board Member
  • Derek Orr, Board Member
  • Regina Toth, Board Member
  • Dan Marcotte, Board Member
  • Leila Abubakar, Students’ Union Executive
  • Jan Mastromatteo, Chief Steward, Faculty Association CNC
  • Bill Deutch, President, Faculty Association CNC
  • Lily Bachand, President, CUPE Local 4951
  • Glenda Vardy-Dell, Dean School of Health Sciences
  • Tara Szerencsi, Vice President Finance & Corporate Services