On Friday, October 4, Peter Lawlor resigned his position, effective immediately, as President of Cambrian College, citing personal reasons for his sudden departure. The Board of Governors accepted his resignation, and the process for selecting a new President is underway. The Board has appointed Sonia Del Missier, Vice President, Academic, as the College’s Interim President.
Speaking on behalf of the Board, Chair Eric Kohtakangas explained that “This is a temporary setback for Cambrian College and for Sudbury. At this time, we need to respect Mr. Lawlor’s privacy. The Board wishes him well and recognizes the energy and enthusiasm he brought to his role.”
Cambrian has strong succession and contingency plans, Mr. Kohtakangas continued. “The Board is confident in Sonia’s ability to lead and to maintain the College’s daily operations. She is a well-respected leader who has been with the College for 35 years in a number of senior positions. She is also well-known community champion and active volunteer.”
Ms. Del Missier said that she is committed to minimizing the impact of Mr. Lawlor’s departure on students, staff, and the community. “Cambrian has benefited from new programs, enrolment growth, and a strong local economy that is supporting employment and career opportunities for our skilled and knowledgeable graduates. My goal is to maintain the momentum that we’ve built over the past two years.”
The Board is aiming to select a new President by spring 2014.
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