Conestoga news

December 19, 2013 3:07 PM

Former School of Business dean recognized by CGA Ontario

Frank Mensink, retired executive dean of Conestoga’s School of Business and Hospitality, was awarded a Life Membership Award on September 27, 2013 by the Certified General Accountants (CGA) of Ontario.

Recognized for his lifetime contributions to CGA Ontario, including as chair of their Board of Governors in 2010-11, as well as his commitment to building a relationship between Conestoga and CGA Ontario, Mensink has worked to ensure students have opportunities for learning in real-world applications.

In an article that originally appeared in Statements magazine (a publication of CGA Ontario), Mensink said that he believes in lifelong learning and creating opportunities for people in all circumstances, regardless of their age or career.

The relationship between CGA Ontario and Conestoga goes back to the late 1960s. Working in partnership with college representatives, CGA Ontario provides academic materials and accredited programs to ensure graduating students advanced standing in professional programs.

As executive dean, Mensink was instrumental in strengthening the relationship that exists between Conestoga and CGA Ontario. Over the course of 10 years, Mensink served on a variety of different committees for CGA Ontario, working to promote volunteer engagement within the association.

Mensink started at Conestoga in 1984, using his knowledge in the areas of computerized accounting and taxation to teach in the business administration and accounting program. During his tenure here he worked to raise the profile of college-based accounting programs at a time where most students pursued accounting qualifications at a university level.

Conestoga offers a variety of business diploma, degree and post-graduate programs, including the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Audit and Information Technology, accredited by the Certified General Accountants of Ontario.

Applications for the program for Fall 2014 entry are still open. For more information, visit