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Southeast College has found its new president and CEO

Dr. Vicky Roy has more than 17 years of post-secondary experience at locations across Canada.
Dr. Vicky Roy Southeast College
Dr. Vicky Roy is the new president and CEO of the Southeast College.

WEYBURN - The Southeast College’s board of directors has announced the hiring of Dr. Vicky Roy as its next CEO.

Her first day at the college will be Aug. 15. 

Roy brings with her more than 17 years of post-secondary experience across the country, from Quebec to British Columbia. She has had roles as a member of the faculty of business at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Red Deer Polytechnic, and as adjunct faculty at the business and professional programs at the University of Calgary, University of Laval and Sherbrooke University, and several management and executive positions at the B.C. Institute of Technology, Lasalle College and the International Academy of Design & Technology.

Most recently she was the vice-president of academic and provost at Medicine Hat College.

She holds a PhD in educational technologies, as well as a master of business administration, both from the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec.

“She is joining Southeast College with a wealth of experience in leading, developing, launching and delivering innovative courses and programs for on-campus, blended and online learning,” the college said in a news release. “Her research interests are focused on entrepreneurship, sustainable innovation, strategic management, leadership and distance education.”

Her background spans publishing, communications, telecommunications, and marketing and advertising sectors, just to mention a few.  She was also a director at the Burnaby Board of Trade, the chairwoman of the Alberta Comprehensive Community Colleges Committee, the co-chairwoman of the Alberta Council of Senior Academic Officers, advisor at the Indigenous Education Advisory Committee with the Colleges and Institutes Canada and also at the Calgary Catholic Immigrant Society for Small Business.

The college said she is excited to start her journey in Saskatchewan and wants to enhance the college’s connections within the southeast. Her husband Patrick was born in Saskatoon and is eager to return to the province. His grandparents and all his immediate family are originally from Regina.

As part of her role, Roy will network with business leaders, communities, post-secondary institutions, international partners and government officials at all levels to strengthen the college's position in the region and province. She and her team will begin planning the consultation process for the college's next five-year strategic plan in the fall of 2022 with the goal of reaching out to stakeholders to create an open forum for sharing their thoughts and ideas to shape the college.

“As part of her commitment to fostering a climate of trust, transparency and accessibility, she is eager to build strong relationships with the board of governors, the executive management team, faculty, and staff to achieve the common goal of fostering a culture that thrives and practices shared leadership, innovation, and collaboration,” the college said in the news release.

“Southeast College is very pleased to welcome someone with Vicky’s extensive and diverse background. We are confident that her vast experience in various roles within the post-secondary will assist with moving our institution forward,” said acting board chairwoman Donna Nyeste. “Southeast College would like to extend its sincere appreciation to the Ministry of Advanced Education for their guidance and expertise throughout the CEO recruitment process.”

Southeast College also thanked Stephen Eger of Kn/a HR Consulting for acting as its interim CEO since early January.