Conestoga news

March 11, 2011 10:42 AM

Conestoga President’s Term Renewed to 2015

Conestoga's Board of Governors is pleased to announce that president Dr. John Tibbits will continue to lead the College through the largest expansion in its history, thanks to a recent agreement that extends his term though June, 2015.

The decision was announced by Craig Richardson, chair of the Board of Governors, following a board meeting on February 28.

President John Tibbits

“Conestoga has flourished under John’s leadership,” said Richardson. “His tremendous knowledge and experience will play an instrumental role in our success through this unprecedented period of growth as we work to build Conestoga into a world-class polytechnic institute.”

With the support of government and community partners, Conestoga has launched the first phase of a campus expansion and revitalization project that will include the addition of 400,000 square feet of new buildings across five campuses within the next three years. When completed, the expansion will provide state-of-the-art facilities and leading-edge applied learning programs for more 15,000 full-time students and serve the needs of business, industry and the community through education, applied research and training.

“I am delighted that I will be able to see this first phase of expansion through to fruition,” said Tibbits. “I look forward to working with the Board and the Conestoga community on the many opportunities that lie ahead.”

John Tibbits has been president of Conestoga Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning since 1987. Prior to joining

Conestoga, he held senior administrative positions at Dawson College in Montreal, Touche Ross & Partners in Ottawa and Canada Post Corporation in Ottawa. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Diploma in Education from McGill University, a Master of Education from the University of Vermont and a Doctorate in Education from Boston University.

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