Georgian College has hired a new executive director for its Owen Sound campus.
Lisa Taylor, who has worked in post-secondary education for more than 30 years, is set to begin her new role Sept. 16, according to a news release from the college.
Georgian College president and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes said Taylor’s leadership and operational experience, skills, background in college education and commitment to community “is exactly the combination we were seeking for this important role.”
As executive director, Taylor will oversee the strategic leadership of the campus, including the cultivation, development and nurturing of positive relationships with community, political and industry/sector representatives, the release said.
Taylor previously worked for five years as vice-president of finance and administration at New Brunswick Community College. Before that, she was a chairperson in the School of Business at Algonquin College. Taylor also served as manager, operational accounting and payroll at the college for two years.
“In all of her professional positions, Lisa has demonstrated a commitment to student success, embracing change and leading innovation,” West-Moynes said.
“This will be an invaluable asset to the campus, college and Owen Sound region as we continue to meet the evolving demands of the workforce, close the growing skills gap and navigate the changes disruptive technology will bring to better serve and educate our students.”