Kevin Weaver officially installed as Georgian College’s 6th President and CEO

Oct. 6, 2022

At a special ceremony hosted by the Board of Governors in the Georgian Theatre, Barrie Campus, Kevin Weaver was installed as Georgian’s 6th President and CEO on Oct. 5.

Students, current and past board members, employees, alumni, donors, community and industry partners gathered to celebrate this milestone — with representatives from each group offering Kevin words of wisdom, encouragement and gratitude.

After taking the oath of office, Kevin said the greatest move in his career was coming to Georgian.

“I often refer to a famous quote by Nelson Mandela: ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ I believe that to my core and that’s why I am so passionate about the work we do at Georgian. I am a graduate of the Ontario college system myself – it was the missing piece I needed to find gainful employment. Now it’s truly an honour to lead as Georgian’s president. It feels like coming full circle.”

Kevin Weaver, President and CEO, Georgian College
Ashunyung singers from Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation perform an honour song
Visiting Elder Ernestine Baldwin provides an Indigenous welcome, acknowledging the land we all live, work and play on
The newly designed official gown of the President and CEO is placed on Kevin by Board Chair Richard Gauthier and includes a feather representative of Indigenous cultures with its four colours symbolizing the four directions
Kevin pledges the oath of office, standing next to Board Chair Richard Gauthier
Kevin (centre) signs the oath of office, with Board Chair Richard Gauthier on his left and Past Board Chair Ali Khonsari on his right
Our new president addresses the crowd with words of thanks and his vision for the college’s future

As you can all imagine, it’s a great responsibility choosing someone to lead Georgian as its next President and CEO. This is an incredible institution and, as a board, we knew we needed a leader who could not only build on the college’s legacy but help us redefine who we want to be and how we continue to best serve our students and campus communities both now and into the future. Kevin is the perfect fit.

– Board Chair Richard Gauthier
Ishaan Sachdeva, president of the Georgian College Students’ Association, shared warm words on behalf of all students
Kevin and his family – wife Terri, daughter Zoe (far left) and son Zac (far right)

Kevin is a familiar face to many, having served previously at Georgian as Vice President, Academic.

He brings to the role of president depth and breadth of leadership experience in the Ontario college system and an unwavering commitment to Georgian and our students.

Congratulations, Kevin!

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