Selkirk College is hiring its new president! Selecting the best candidate involves a process that is robust, transparent and inclusive. What leadership traits will be most important in guiding regional post-secondary into the future? You are invited to give input!
The Right Person Through the Right Process
The Selkirk College Board of Governors, with executive search consultants Leaders International, has initiated a search for the college’s next president as Angus Graeme retires from his position May 2022 after a 30-year career in post secondary. Read more...
Over the coming months, updates and details will be shared including information on the search process, the role profile and community input.
Community input is vital to selecting the best candidate. An online questionnaire puts forward a number of inquiries that range from background and experience to defining features of Selkirk College. Get the news story...
Open to everyone, the questionnaire will stay open until July 2. Responses will be amalgamated to provide a sense of your collective thoughts on the president's role. Share your thoughts!
Who Should it Be?
“Selkirk College opened its doors after a referendum in the mid-1960s where residents of this region voted to contribute to the building and operation of this great community college. This college belongs to everybody, so it’s important that we hear from the broad Selkirk community about the traits, qualifications and background that will be required for our next leader to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.” ~ Board of Governors Chair Scott Weatherford
Board of Governors - President's Selection and Succession Policy
The Selkirk College Board of Governors is composed of provincial government appointed external members of various sectors of the community served by the college and several internal members representing students, faculty and support staff. The board is responsible for management, administration and control of property, revenue, business and affairs of the college. In practice, the management of the college on a day-to-day basis is done by college administration headed by the president who answers directly to the Board of Governors. View the Policy.
The Board of Governors is working with executive search firm Leaders International. Inquiries and feedback are welcome at SelkirkPresidentSearch@leadersinternational.com
While candidate confidentiality is of utmost importance to a successful search process, we are committed to transparency and will keep the Selkirk College community informed as to the progress of the president search. The search timeline illustrates some benchmarks of the process.
Search firm selected: complete
Search committee selected: complete
Community consultation: commences mid June for profiling, ongoing for feedback
Role defined and recruitment launched: early July
Long list committee review: late September
Short list committee review: mid October
First round/short list interviews: October through November
Finalist interviews: late November
Assessments/References: to follow
President Selection: December
Public Announcement: December
The Selkirk College Board of Governors has extended President Angus Graeme’s contract by a year and he has announced that he will step aside in May 2022.
“It was important to me to provide the Board ample time to consult widely while undertaking a thoughtful and comprehensive search for a new president,” Angus Graeme says. “It will be an exciting opportunity to recruit someone with a deep understanding of Selkirk College’s mission for students and a vision for the indispensable contribution that accessible post-secondary education makes to the socio-economic vibrancy of our amazing communities. I absolutely love my job, but will be ready next Spring to step aside to create space for new vision and ideas for our beloved college.