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Manning and Nahal join College Board

Okanagan College Media Release

There will be two new faces at the Okanagan College Board of Governors table when it convenes again this fall.

The B.C. Government has appointed Doug Manning and Dr. Sunddip Nahal to the Board for one-year terms, commencing July 31.

manning1Manning is an educational consultant and is the former CEO, president and director of Bridges.com, North America’s leading provider of career and educational planning solutions. He’s also the current Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Okanagan College.

Nahal is a teacher with School District 83 in Salmon Arm and an educational consultant. She’s also the co-founder of ilearn BC School Society and has a Doctor of Education degree in leadership and administration from the University of Phoenix.

nahal“I am really honored to be appointed as a board member for Okanagan College,” said Nahal. “I look forward to taking my educational experiences and serving the board with my continued passion for change in education and being involved in the interesting changes and innovative practices of the college.”

"Okanagan College has shown great growth over the past five years,” said Manning. “I am looking forward to working with the Board to continue development that benefits the students and employers in our community."

“Both Doug and Sunddip have significant experience in education and serving students. We’re looking forward to the contributions and perspectives that Doug and Sunddip can bring to our Board,” said Lance Kayfish, Chair of the Okanagan College Board of Governors. “The Board will have an important role to play as we continue our pattern of success and continue to move the College forward with projects such as the Centre of Excellence in Penticton.”

Okanagan College now serves approximately 60 per cent more full-time equivalent students (8,095) in 2009-10 than in 2005-06. More than 20,000 individuals received education or training at Okanagan College in 2009-2010.

Manning’s and Nahal’s appointments come as board members Paul Johnson and Jane Lister complete their terms on the Board. Both were appointed in November, 2005.

Kayfish and William Cooke were both reappointed by the government for three-year terms. Other Okanagan College Board members are Phillippe Bourbeau, Michael Conlin, Rick Gee, Brian Hughes, Andrew Nelson, Yvonne Pinder, Lianne Rozniak, Tom Styffe, Jim Hamilton and Loretta Swite.

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