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Northern Lakes College Announces New President

Posted on Aug 20, 2020

President Glenn Mitchell

Slave Lake, Alberta (August 20, 2020): Following a comprehensive search, the Board of Governors of Northern Lakes College is pleased to announce Glenn Mitchell as the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 1, 2020. He succeeds Ms. Ann Everatt, who announced her retirement plans for the fall of 2020 earlier in the year.

"President Mitchell has a strong commitment to community-based education and Supported Distance Learning. I am confident that he has the experience and imagination to lead Northern Lakes College into the future,” says Daniel Vandermeulen, Northern Lakes College Board Chair.

Highly regarded by his provincial peers through his participation and chairing of both the Regional Stewardship Provincial Committee and the Alberta Deans of Business, President Mitchell has also served on the Professional Development Advisory Committee, the Alberta Deans of Foundational Learning, and other various provincial committees and groups. President Mitchell has been commended provincially for his work in bringing the Community Adult Learning Programs to Northern Lakes College. 

“I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to serve in an institution that I have come to deeply love, in such an exciting time of change and transformation. I believe Northern Lakes College is positively positioned to continue to offer life-changing educational experiences for students in our region, our province, and beyond. I am looking forward to meeting with our students and community stakeholders in the near future,” says President Mitchell.

President Mitchell has over twenty years of leadership experience in the education sector and a demonstrated commitment through his 13-year tenure with the College. He has held a number of positions including Distance Learning Coordinator, Director, Dean, and Vice-President, Academic.  President Mitchell’s educational background includes two undergraduate degrees and a diploma in Adult Teacher Education from Memorial University of Newfoundland, a Master’s Degree in Leadership from the University of Calgary, and he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Calgary.   

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A distance learning college, Northern Lakes College provides the most accessible and flexible educational opportunities through innovative delivery. Utilizing its unique Supported Distance Learning (SDL) model, NLC assists 5,000 students annually to continue their education, improve their employment opportunities, and enhance their quality of life. Committed to its communities in northern Alberta and to its students, wherever they may be, NLC collaborates with business, industry, and other post-secondary institutions to benefit students and communities. Explore at

For additional information contact:

Rachel Ouellette
Director, External Relations, Marketing & Communication
Northern Lakes College