The President of Collège Boréal announces his retirement

The President of Collège Boréal announces his retirement

> Monday, November 19 2012

Sudbury – Denis Hubert-Dutrisac, the President of Collège Boréal, announced his retirement this weekend during a Board of Directors’ meeting in New Liskeard. In office since January 2006, he will leave the presidency in September 2013. He will have served in the position for seven years, the longest tenure as president in Collège Boréal’s 17 years of existence.
 
As the third President of the College, Mr. Hubert-Dutrisac will leave a sound financial standing postsecondary establishment that has seen an impressive growth over the last few years: “With the help of a solid management team, Collège Boréal has almost doubled its budget and its learning area over the last few years, as well as created a substantial financial reserve. The most important legacy will be to leave behind an excellent team at all levels, both management and staff alike. I am proud and grateful to all those who have contributed to the Collège's success, a success that has benefited the students. I am confident that Collège Boréal will remain healthy for our present students and for generations to come.”
 
Under Mr. Hubert-Dutrisac's leadership, the operational budget of Collège Boréal increased from $47M up to $70M. Numerous projects have been carried out in some 42 centres, including seven campuses in 28 cities. The total size of the campuses has expanded from 375,000 to 664,000 square feet, for a property value of over $149M. The number of programs has gone up from about 50 to 78 in 2012, and the clientele went from 46,000 students between 1995 and 2005 to 100,788 since 2005. For the last six years, the Collège has seen a growth of 40% in its registrations and its highest growth rate in continuing education, reaching a high of 4,200 adult students.
 
Active in the community, Mr. Hubert-Dutrisac is Vice-President of the Regroupement des cégeps et collèges francophones du Canada (RCCFC) and is a member of the Greater Sudbury Food Bank. During his mandate, he has also chaired the National Consortium on the Development of Educational Resources and the first United Way campaign in Sudbury and District to raise more than $2M. 
 
For the ninth time in the last 10 years, Collège Boréal has the highest graduation rate of Ontario’s 24 colleges of applied arts and technology. Furthermore, Collège Boréal also attained the highest graduate satisfaction rate of all these Anglophone and Francophone community colleges for the eighth time in 11 years.
 
A few milestones and major achievements in the growth of Collège Boréal:
 

2007: Adoption of the first postsecondary language planning policy;
2008: Designation of Collège Boréal, pursuant to the French Language Services Act;
2009: Official opening of a new campus in Timmins;
2009: Historic agreement with the Métis Nation of Ontario, construction of a new student residence; official opening of Collège Boréal’s Xstrata Nickel Biodiversity Applied Research Centre;
2010: Unveiling of Collège Boréal’s first coat of arms by the Governor General of Canada, Michaëlle Jean;
2010: Construction of Phase II of Collège Boréal’s Societal project (Au pied du rocher restaurant, new 350 seat concert hall, and a new building for the School of Trades and Applied Technology, in Sudbury);
2011: Completion of a total of 31 synchronous flexible learning centres, completing a network of over 140 centres available for college clients;
2011: Unveiling of a 2,100-acre experimental forest;
2012: Official opening of a new campus in Toronto;
2012: Completion of the third major fundraising campaign for the Collège Boréal’s Foundation. The student bursary fund exceeds $11M.

Mr. Hubert-Dutrisac said he was very grateful for the excellent cooperation of all Board of Governors members he has worked with over the years. In this regard, Monique Rocheleau, President of Collège Boréal’s Board of Governors, thanked the outgoing President for his many years of service: “All members on the Board of Governors join me in offering our heartfelt thanks to Mr. Hubert-Dutrisac for his seven years with Collège Boréal. His tenure was a remarkable one and he leaves behind a very healthy organization. A man of vision, inspiring and determined, he worked relentlessly and successfully for the good of all students and the community in every initiative he undertook. We are losing an experienced leader who has la Francophonie at heart.”
   
The selection process of a new president will begin immediately.
 
 
Highest graduation rate and graduate satisfaction rate across Ontario!
For the ninth time in the last 10 years, Collège Boréal has the highest graduation rate of Ontario’s 24 colleges of applied arts and technology. Furthermore, Collège Boréal also attained the highest graduate satisfaction rate of all these Anglophone and Francophone community colleges. This achievement confirms 8 first places obtained over the last 11 years. Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language postsecondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of Northern and Central-Southwestern Ontario communities.
 
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Source:
Benoît Clément
Manager, Strategic Communications
Collège Boréal
705-560-6673, ext. 1235
benoit.clement@collegeboreal.ca


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