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Parkland College-Cumberland College coalition announces new president

June 26th, 2019

The coalition of Parkland College and Cumberland College today announced the appointment of Mark Hoddenbagh as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2019.

“We are excited to welcome Mark to Cumberland College and Parkland College,” said Board of Governors co-chair Raymond Sass. “He brings a wealth of experience and leadership which will guide our colleges in this new coalition.”

Hoddenbagh has a wide range of experience in numerous fields connected to post-secondary education, including strategic planning, applied research, indigenous strategy, and business development. In his new role, Hoddenbagh will be responsible for setting the colleges’ strategic direction and representing their mission, vision, and values. He will work to expand partnerships with business, industry, and communities.

“I am passionate about post-secondary education and a huge supporter of colleges and all they have to offer,” Hoddenbagh said. “I am very excited to have the privilege of leading the coalition.”

The two colleges are embarking on a pilot coalition for up to two years. The colleges continue to operate separately, but now share one region, a single CEO, and a governance structure in which the same individuals are simultaneously appointed to the boards of Cumberland College and Parkland College.


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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