New chairperson for Okanagan College board

Connie Denesiuk, of Summerland, will assume responsibilities of the chair Jan. 1

Okanagan College has a new board chairperson.

Connie Denesiuk, of Summerland, will assume responsibilities of the chair Jan. 1, following in the footsteps of Tom Styffe, who finishes six years of service on the board.

Denesiuk joined the college board in 2012 and she previously was the chairperson of the Okanagan Skaha School District.

“Over the past decade, Okanagan College has become an incredible success story in the province and has earned national attention for its achievements,” said Denesiuk.

“I have seen first-hand the contribution Okanagan College makes to the region, in terms of transforming lives and communities and I know that is going to continue and intensify in the years ahead. I’m also excited to be stepping into the role at a time when we have just adopted and are about to implement a new strategic plan.”