Joel Ward, Red Deer College president and CEO, discussed the institution’s future at a Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday afternoon. Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff

New RDC president to be named Tuesday

Joel Ward retiring after 10 years as president

Red Deer College will announce who its new president is on Tuesday.

The board of governors will introduce the college’s 11th president at a special event at 10:30 a.m.

The college says the new president was chosen after an 18-month hiring search conducted by the board, with assistance from executive search firm Leaders International.

Joel Ward, president for the past 10 years, announced last September he was retiring.

Board of governors chairman Morris Flewwelling praised Ward’s vision and leadership at the annual state of the college address last month.

“He is a person of great perseverance and persuasion,” said Flewwelling.

Flewwelling said Ward provided a spark for RDC when he joined the institution a decade ago and was instrumental in the successful bid to become a university.

The new president will take over Sept. 3.



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