College President Lang Honoured

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THUNDER BAY – Confederation College President, Pat Lang, was honoured at the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC ) Conference in Edmonton today when she was presented the Distinguished Service Award from the President’s Leadership Network. This award is bestowed on colleagues who have contributed to the development of the college system in Canada through exceptional service. The recipient must be a current or former President and must be viewed by his or her peers as outstanding in the performance of the presidency and as having had a significant impact at both the regional and national level over a sustained period of time.

Cited for her inspirational leadership in the promotion of higher education, she was recognized for the expansion of signature programs, creating new educational opportunities for aboriginals, and for being a tireless advocate. She also provided countless volunteer hours in the service of leadership development and best practice advancement within the college system.

“I believe that education is about service to others; it’s about contributing to community, so to be acknowledged by my peers for this work is truly an honour and very humbling, “ said President Lang.

President Lang is retiring from Confederation College this year and says she will continue to be keenly interested in the success of all graduates; the passion and dedication of college employees; and the amazing Canadian Community College system that is changing people’s lives through learning.

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