Edwards announces resignation from Lethbridge College
April 4, 2012 - Lethbridge College President and CEO Dr. Tracy Edwards announced her resignation today. Her final day with the college will be June 30, 2012.
Dr. Edwards has been at the helm of Lethbridge College for the last seven years and her accomplishments have positively positioned the college on regional, provincial and national fronts. Under Edwards’ direction, the college rebranded, adding to the national recognition with a new name, logo and increased visibility.
During her tenure, the college has achieved award-winning and provincial/national accredited programming and an increased applied research agenda with certifications in the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). In recent years, Lethbridge College also received two of the largest gifts in the college’s history.
“Tracy will continue in her role as President and CEO of Lethbridge College with the full confidence of the board until her departure,” says Board of Governor’s Chair Randy Jespersen. “I’ve appreciated the opportunity to work alongside Tracy and witness firsthand the accomplishments achieved under her leadership.”
Jespersen went on to say that the Board of Governors has the utmost confidence in the senior leadership team and its ability to continue the momentum of change that is required to position the college in the ever-changing landscape of government, industry and post-secondary education. More information will be released as appropriate surrounding the search and transition process.
In her announcement to employees, Edwards said when she first arrived at Lethbridge College she was struck by the college’s strong community roots, the sense of pride in its history and a desire to build on this foundation. She continued on to say that the planning currently underway taking us to 2014 will well position Lethbridge College to undertake the next leg of the journey focused on innovation and excellence.”