Conestoga news

June 3, 2015 11:59 AM

Conestoga President's term renewed to 2018

Conestoga’s Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Dr. John Tibbits will continue to serve as president of the college as the result of a new agreement that extends his term through August 31, 2018.


The decision was announced by Frank Boutzis, chair of the Board of Governors, following a board meeting on May 25.

“Conestoga has flourished under John’s leadership,” said Boutzis. “His tremendous knowledge and experience will play an instrumental role in our success as Conestoga continues to grow to meet the needs of our changing community.”

Over the next three years, Conestoga will focus on building capacity to create additional educational opportunities and support community prosperity. The college will build on community and sector partnerships for the development of facilities, programming and opportunities for students, and expand applied research activities in priority areas such as smart manufacturing, food technology innovation, healthy communities and seniors care.

Major facility renewal projects, including a new Recreation Centre and expanded Library facilities at the Doon campus will be completed in Fall 2015. Conestoga and the City of Cambridge are moving forward with a partnership to develop a community multi-purpose sport and recreation complex at the college’s Cambridge campus.

“There are many exciting opportunities ahead for Conestoga,” said Tibbits. “I look forward to working with the Board and the college community as we continue to build a world-class institute for polytechnic education.”

John Tibbits has been president of Conestoga College 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.