Confederation College Announces New President


thinkingTHUNDER BAY – Marilyn Gouthro, Confederation College Board Chair, announced to employees today that Mr. Jim Madder has accepted the position as the new President, succeeding outgoing President Patricia Lang.

Jim is a visionary and collaborative leader who has extensive experience in Canadian College education. He taught in a range of programs at Sir Sandford Fleming College in Lindsay, Ontario and successfully moved throughout the organization through to program and campus leadership. In 2005, Jim moved to central Alberta and served as the Executive Vice President-Academic at Red Deer College. Red Deer College is a comprehensive community focused institution that serves more than 7,000 credit and 15,000 continuing education students across a broad range of credentials.

“We are extremely pleased that Jim Madder has agreed to join Confederation,” said Gouthro. “Our Board of Governors has worked diligently over the past few months reviewing potential candidates and carefully selecting the person that would carry Confederation forward in alignment with our new strategic plan.”

Madder holds a BSc. Degree from the University of Winnipeg, an MSc. from the University of Manitoba and a PhD, from the University of Guelph. He currently resides in Red Deer Alberta with his wife Kim. Jim has two children, Katelyn and David, who are both currently attending university.

“We visited Thunder Bay and love the community. We are so excited to be a part of Confederation College, the City of Thunder Bay and the vast region,” says Madder. “Confederation College is a great fit with my own community based values. My wife, Kim, and I are absolutely thrilled to be moving to Thunder Bay!!”

Incoming President, Jim Madder, will be visiting Confederation College June 15th & 16th and will be assuming his official duties in July.

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