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Collège Boréal goes in house for its new president

Daniel Giroux currently a vice-president at francophone college
Collège Boréal has named Daniel Giroux its new president. Supplied photo.

Collège Boréal has named Daniel Giroux its new president. He's the college's fifth president, behind Jean Watters, Gisèle Chrétien, Denis Hubert-Dutrisac, and Pierre Riopel. 

Currently vice-president of workforce and business development at Collège Boréal, Giroux will assume his new responsibilities on Sept. 1.  

Giroux holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Laurentian University. He is also a chartered professional accountant and was invited to be a leadership coach as part of Colleges and Institutes Canada’s Leadership Institute for Future Deans, Directors and Campus Principals in 2015 and 2016. 

Winner of a Sudbury 40 Under Forty Award, Mr. Giroux was recognized as one of Greater Sudbury’s movers and shakers (Sudbury Living Magazine, April 2016).  
Giroux has close to 20 years of experience holding various high level positions at Collège Boréal, including the roles of Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the School of the School of Trades and Applied Technology. 

His commitment to post-secondary education extends to various committees and boards.

Giroux is co-chair of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development Services Advisory Committee, chair of the Board of Governors for the Consortium national de développement de ressources pédagogiques en français, member of the Ontario College Quality Assurance Service Management Board, past member of the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors, and past member of the Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association (SAMSAA).

Giroux is also committed to the Northern Leadership Program which aims to enrich the culture of leadership within participating institutions and throughout the community.  

“Mr. Giroux’s vast experience in the field of post-secondary education combined with his expertise in budgetary and financial management were particularly convincing for the members of the Board of Governors,” said Stéphan Plante, Chair of Collège Boréal’s Board of Governors, in a press release.

“His ability to inspire people to share a common vision and purpose as well as his ties with various leaders of industry, business and economic development representatives, as well as government officials make Mr. Giroux the ideal candidate to lead Collège Boréal towards the realization of its strategic objectives.” 

“I am honoured and thrilled to be named Collège Boréal’s fifth president,” Giroux said.

“The greatest asset of this institution is, without a doubt, its dynamic and passionate staff members who are dedicated to the delivery of high quality programs and services. I look forward to working with them and Boréal students, as wells as various partners and communities across Ontario to ensure that Collège Boréal remains the college of choice. ” 

Collège Boréal’s Board of Governors would also like to acknowledge Riopel for all that he has achieved during his mandate, the press release said.

Not only has he contributed to the visibility of the college during its 20th anniversary, but thanks to his vision and his field work, the institution now has a strategic plan as well as an implementation plan that will continue to ensure its sustainability. 

Under his leadership, Collège Boréal reached historic heights in regards to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.