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Friday, 19 October 2012 10:17

Former Swift Current resident was a visionary in First Nations education

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Advanced Education Minister Don Morgan has paid tribute to the late Randell Morris, President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT), who passed away Oct. 16 in Saskatoon. Morris was a former resident of Swift Current.

 

"Randell was a leader and visionary within the post-secondary education system in Saskatchewan," Morgan said. "His success in building SIIT into a highly successful, culturally sensitive learning environment is a testament to his contributions to post-secondary education."

Morris had been with SIIT for 20 years and was President and CEO of the institution for the past five years.

"He will be remembered for his strong leadership in the education, training and workforce development of First Nations people in Saskatchewan," Morgan said. "Randell was instrumental in partnering with the provincial government in the expansion of SIIT's programs including the highly successful Construction Careers projects and the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering program.

"Randell Morris will be dearly missed. He has left a profound legacy for generations to come. I want to extend my condolences to Randell's family, friends and colleagues."

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