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Board members appointed for Cumberland College-Parkland College coalition

May 7th, 2019

The Government of Saskatchewan has appointed six individuals to serve on a new Board of Governors for Parkland College and Cumberland College.

In October, it was announced that the two colleges would embark on a pilot coalition for up to two years. Both colleges will remain separate, but they will share one region, a single Chief Executive Officer, and a governance structure in which the same individuals will be simultaneously appointed to the boards of Cumberland College and Parkland College.

On May 2, the Minister of Advanced Education authorized the Parkland College and Cumberland College regions to be combined into a single region which will be served by both colleges. The government also appointed the following board members: Wendy Becenko (Kamsack), Marcel Head (Shoal Lake), Brian Hicke (Melville), Lori Kidney (Tisdale), Raymond Sass (Yorkton), and Corinna Stevenson (Melfort). Sass and Stevenson have been named co-chairs.

Back row (L to R): Brian Hicke (Melville), Raymond Sass (Yorkton), Marcel Head (Shoal Lake); Front row (L to R): Wendy Becenko (Kamsack), Corrina Stevenson (Melfort), Lori Kidney (Tisdale)

A joint steering committee is nearing the end of its search for the shared CEO position. The colleges expect to have a permanent CEO in place by June 30.

Further updates will be provided as the partnership progresses.


About Parkland College:
Parkland College provides high quality, learner centred education and training as a foundation for lifelong success. The college offers a superior learning and campus experience with locations in Yorkton, Melville, Fort Qu’Appelle, Esterhazy, Canora, and Kamsack.

About Cumberland College:
Since 1975, Cumberland College has been providing high quality training and education programs for adults in northeastern Saskatchewan. Campuses are located in Nipawin, Melfort, and Tisdale.

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For more information, contact:

Ray Sass
Chair, Board of Governors
Parkland College
Email: r.sass@parklandcollege.sk.ca

Corinna Stevenson
Chair, Board of Governors
Cumberland College
Email: corinnastevenson@sasktel.net

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