Olds College hires a new president

Stuart Cullum will start July 1

Old College has an innovative new president.

Stuart Cullum was chosen as the new President and CEO of the college after an extensive search. Most recently, Cullum served as Olds College Chief Innovation Officer. Before joining Olds College he held academic and administrative leadership roles at Lethbridge College and NAIT.

“Mr. Cullum brings a depth of knowledge and experience from the agriculture industry and his past career experiences have also provided him with a strong network across the post-secondary system in Canada,”said Leona Staples, Chair of the Olds College Board of Governors.

As chief innovation officer at the college, Cullum was instrumental in the development of the Werklund Agriculture Institute and positioning Olds College as a leader in Smart Agriculture, added Staples. “We are very excited about the future of Olds College and the direction the College will take under Mr. Cullum’s leadership.”

Cullum said he’s thrilled and honoured to become Olds College’s next president. The teaching institution has “positively impacted students’ lives and careers for more than a century… and continues to play an essential leadership role for the Alberta economy and the agriculture sector.

“Building on the strengths of its people, programming and partnerships, I look forward to continuing to steward the impact of Olds College,” he added.

Cullum succeeds Tom Thompson, who served as President and CEO since 2001. Cullum will assume the job on July 1.

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