Georgian mourns passing of past president Wayne Busch

With heavy hearts and gratitude for his immense contributions to Georgian, we share that past president Wayne F.J. Busch passed away on Feb. 6. Wayne was the college’s second president from 1978 to 1992.

Wayne’s leadership was instrumental during a critical period of growth and expansion in Georgian’s history. He made a lasting impact on our students, guided Georgian through significant change, and left an enduring legacy that both inspired and influenced the college’s success in the decades that followed.

Kevin Weaver, Georgian’s President and CEO
A younger past president Wayne Busch in Georgian gown

Highlights during Wayne’s tenure

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations in 2017, Wayne shared that one of the memories that stuck out for him most as president was a class of 17 nursing students in Owen Sound. All of them were moms who went back to school at various stages in their lives. He was immensely proud to watch them all graduate.

Wayne reflects on his time as president

The Georgian flag at all campuses has been lowered as we reflect on Wayne’s impact on the college and collectively mourn his loss. 

Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

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