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Northern Lakes College President Announces Retirement

Posted on Jan 28, 2020

Northern Lakes College President Announces Retirement

Northern Lakes College President & CEO, Ann Everatt, has announced her plans to retire effective August 31, 2020. President Everatt has served as the President since June 2013.

On behalf of the Board of Governors of Northern Lakes College, Chair Daniel Vandermeulen comments, “Under President Everatt’s stewardship, the College has grown in both enrolment and program offerings, and we have never had a deficit. Her vision has led the transformation of the institution into a recognized distance learning college. Her legacy ensures students in all of our communities, no matter how small or how remote, have access to our programs from their community campus and often from their own home.”

The great majority of President Everatt’s career has been devoted to working in rural and northern post-secondary environments. Prior to her tenure with Northern Lakes College, she served as Academic Vice-President at Keyano College in Fort McMurray. At Northern College, in Timmins, Ontario, she was Executive Director of Community Services and at Fanshawe College she was the Dean of Community Services. At Arctic College, in Nunavut, she held both faculty and Chair of Business positions.

In announcing her retirement, President Everatt stated that it was a difficult decision to leave NLC. “This is a college that I hold dear. I feel like I am leaving one family behind as I go to spend time with my other family. I am so proud of the College and I just know that NLC will continue to provide opportunities for students and enhance access to even more programs in the future. Truly, I can say that NLC is a jewel of a college, and I will miss it.”

“President Everatt will be missed, but we wish her well in her retirement,” comments Chair Vandermeulen.

President Everatt’s priority in her retirement is to spend time with her grandson.

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Northern Lakes College (NLC), located in northern Alberta, provides quality programs through distributed learning to over 6,000 students annually. NLC offers certificate and diploma programs in Business, Health Sciences and Allied Health, Human Services, Technology, Trades, University Studies, and Academic Upgrading. The College collaborates with partners to offer degree completion opportunities, including a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Social Work. NLC provides professional accreditation and certificate programs through its Continuing Education and Corporate Training Department.

For additional information contact:

Rachel Ouellette

Director, External Relations

Northern Lakes College 

780-849-8676