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Thursday, 24 May 2012 09:25

Great Plains Great Plains College welcomes new president and CEO

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An exhaustive search process concluded May 23 with the announcement of David Keast as president and CEO of Great Plains College. Keast comes to the college after spending the last two years working as Director of the University of Lethbridge – Edmonton Campus and officially begins his new role July 1.


 
“Great Plains College is privileged to have a CEO of David’s pedigree in place,” said Board Chairman Brian Shygera. “Over the past two years we have developed a very clear picture of the attributes we want in a leader and David embodies them all. His education, experience, and leadership qualities will ensure a prosperous and exciting future for the college.”
 
Keast holds a Ph.D in Educational Administration from the University of Alberta and brings a strong background in post-secondary education to Great Plains College. He had previously worked for nine years as Dean of Career Programs at Portage College in Lac La Biche, Alta., and has an additional 20 years’ post-secondary experience working in research and teaching capacities.
 
“Great Plains College has emerged as a leader in the regional college system,” said Keast. “It is an honour to accept this position and I’m excited to join an organization with such a progressive and dynamic foundation.”
 
Keast replaces Bruce Probert, who has been serving in an interim capacity since November 2011. A public introduction and contract signing will take place at the college in June.
 

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