Confederation College president Jim Madder is looking back on his storied career. At recent graduation ceremonies in Kenora and Dryden, he reflected on his time as an educator.

“It was one of the most amazing experiences to see all of these amazing people, all of the unique campuses, all of the unique communities, all dedicated to see the success of young people. They’re all heartfelt and truly supportive of the community. It’s been fantastic. Closing this chapter is scary, but exciting.”

Following 6.5 years as President, Madder will be leaving his post on December 31, 2018. Madder informed Confederation College’s Board of Governors in January during a Board Retreat. In response, Board Chair George Patterson extended his appreciation for Madder’s many contributions.

“President Madder’s vision and leadership have deeply contributed to the growth of Confederation College,” said Patterson. “He has facilitated the expansion and renewal of Confederation College’s infrastructure through several projects over the years. His true legacy though, will be defined by his commitment to providing access and success for all learners and by his cultivation of a long list of meaningful partnerships for the College. On behalf of the Board of Governors and our College community, I thank President Madder for his dedication and wish him well in the next chapter of his journey. His strategic direction and passion for education will have a lasting impact on our institution,” he said.

Madder was appointed as Confederation College’s fifth President on July 1, 2011. He was renewed for a second five-year term in 2016. The college noted that the search for his successor has begun, facilitated through third-party consultation and led by the Board of Governors.

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