Presidential search

Lethbridge College is ready to embrace the next chapter of its storied history, as the search for the ninth President and CEO in our history is underway. From our beginnings as Canada’s first publicly funded community college, we have carved out an impressive 65-year legacy, leading and transforming post-secondary education in Alberta.

Located on the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy, Lethbridge College provides world-class education, prepares students for careers that contribute to the local and provincial economy, engages in a wide variety of applied research activities (while being named one of Canada’s fastest-growing research colleges), and provides quality supports that ensure our students succeed. We look forward to welcoming our next leader to continue to build on this thriving foundation and create new opportunities to lead us into our next chapter.

The search for the next President and CEO of Lethbridge College will is now underway. Our search committee and search consultants conducted more than 65 consultation sessions with internal and external stakeholders to determine the competencies required of the next leader. This profile, available below, describes the skills, attributes, qualities and characteristics the next President and CEO should possess. I encourage widespread involvement in this process.

Please join us in our search and share in our excitement as Lethbridge College continues to evolve as a world-class educational institution – because what happens next matters most.

Michael Marcotte
Chair, Board of Governors
Lethbridge College

After numerous consultations with both internal and external stakeholders, the job profile for the next President and CEO of Lethbridge College has been developed.

Download the position description

SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE ON-GOING PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH:

Search Committee

The college’s Board of Governors has created a search committee to conduct a broad, fair and effective recruitment process designed to attract a strong field of candidates interested in serving as Lethbridge College’s next President and CEO. The search committee will work to identify the best candidate for the role and will recommend a candidate to the board of governors.

Search committee members:

  • Michael Marcotte (board chair)
  • Kristine Cassie (board member)
  • Janene Moch (board member)
  • Scott Lehbauer (faculty representative)
  • Emory Hache (AUPE representative)
  • Ednna Stobschinski (student representative)
  • Michelle Ni Dochartaigh-Derbich (admin/excluded representative)
  • Brenda Brindle (past board member)
Search Consultants

The search consultants at Boyden Canada: Executive Search and Consulting have been selected by the Lethbridge College Board of Governors to conduct the search process in support of the search committee.

Boyden is a premier leadership and talent advisory firm with more than 75 offices in over 45 countries, including seven Canadian offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Saskatoon, Toronto and Vancouver. Boyden connects great companies with great leaders through executive search, interim management and leadership consulting solutions. Boyden is ranked amongst the top companies on Forbes’ Americas Best Executive Recruiting Firms for 2021.

Boyden will use its partners across the country and around the world to assist in identifying and recruiting candidates on behalf of Lethbridge College in the search for its next President and CEO.

Boyden welcomes any comments, questions or feedback that you may have. Please feel free to confidentially contact them by email.

Additional information about Boyden is available online.

Timeline

March 2022

  • Search for next President and CEO begins
  • Community consultations 
    • COMPLETED More than 65 community consultations and a Lethbridge College employee survey helped guide the development of the job profile

March/April 2022

  • Develop the Lethbridge College President and CEO job profile
    • COMPLETED The final job profile is available above on this web page

Spring 2022 

  • Assess and interview presidential candidates

Late spring/early summer 2022

  • Announce new President and CEO

Summer 2022

  • New Lethbridge College President and CEO begins
Search procedures

The search procedures for the next President and CEO of Lethbridge College will involve three concurrent phases:

Stakeholder consultations

Time invested up front truly pays dividends. We greatly value the input and perspective of both internal and external Lethbridge College stakeholders in response to the candidate criteria. The search committee and search consultants will seek stakeholder input using a variety of outreach methods.  This feedback will be used to create a position and candidate profile for candidate assessment.

Identification of candidates      

Concurrent to the consultation process, the search consultants will identify organizations where people would have gained the leadership experience relevant to the role of President and CEO. Confidential outreach to individuals within these organizations will start and will aim to both solicit interest on the part of possible candidates and to determine their suitability to encourage formal candidacy when appropriate. Included in this outreach will be referrals of candidates whose names have emerged from the stakeholder consultation process.

The position will be advertised through both print and web forums. The advertising will also encourage interested applicants to engage in the search process.

Evaluation and decision             

The search consultants will conduct initial interviews with potential candidates and then present these backgrounds confidentially to the search committee. This allows the committee to review the background of potential candidates, their individual competency matrix and their fit as candidates for President and CEO.  After review and discussion against the criteria, the committee will select a short-list group of candidates for formal committee interviews.

Following the interview process, the finalist candidate(s) will undergo thorough reference and background checks. Additional meetings and presentations will also take place during this time. The search committee will then make its candidate recommendation to the Lethbridge College Board of Governors for approval and advancement to a job offer.

We welcome your input

The search committee and our search consultants welcome comments, questions or feedback you may have.

Please feel free to confidentially contact Boyden via e-mail at any time.