The Georgian College Board of Governors is pleased to announce that President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes will continue to lead the organization for the next five years. West-Moynes was initially hired on a five-year contract, with her duties commencing in August 2012. Now the Board has taken the opportunity to extend the agreement for two additional years to August 2019.
Incoming Board Chair Chris Gariepy said Board members are extremely pleased with West-Moynes’ accomplishments to date. “MaryLynn has proved to be an exceptional leader for Georgian College,” Gariepy said. “By extending her contract we are sending a strong signal that will ensure stability for the organization going forward. It is important for staff, students and the community to know that she will continue to lead Georgian for five more years.”
In joining Georgian College, West-Moynes brought extensive academic and administrative experience to her role, having held senior positions at both the college and university level. She served as Vice President of External Relations at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), President of Mohawk College, and in numerous senior leadership roles at both UOIT and Durham College.
Her accomplishments in the past two years include a refreshed strategic plan – Focus 2015, a three-year plan for strategic enrolment, leading negotiations on the Strategic Management Agreement with the province of Ontario, organizational renewal, as well as the development of a dynamic vision to increase degree capacity in Barrie, Orillia, Simcoe County and Grey-Bruce through an innovative partnership between Georgian’s University Partnership Centre and Lakehead University.
West-Moynes received her PhD from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Her research examined organizational culture and leadership skills. She holds an MA in adult education from Central Michigan University and a BASc from the University of Guelph.