The Centennial Board of Governors works actively to identify and recruit industry and community leaders who are strong collaborators willing to share professional insights and lived experience to support informed, data-driven, collective decision-making that furthers the College’s vision, mission and strategic objectives.
Established as Ontario’s first public college in 1966, Centennial College primarily serves the eastern portion of the Greater Toronto Area with five campuses. It is known for its exemplary teaching, innovative programming and extensive partnership building. Centennial offers more than 300 diploma, certificate, graduate certificate, apprenticeship and degree programs in business, media, arts, community and consumer services, engineering technology, health care, hospitality/tourism and transportation. These programs, delivered in class and online, promote experiential learning with laboratory instruction, co-op education and industry placements. Centennial enrolls more than 25,000 full-time students and 22,000 part-time learners annually, and ranks highest in student satisfaction among the Toronto colleges.
Role of a Governor
- Contribute particular expertise to guide strategic planning and oversight;
- Collaborate effectively and build relationships in support of effective governance and College performance;
- Enhance the College’s public image and brand;
- Participate in and contribute to effective governance structures and procedures; and
- Attend special College events that include governors.
Key Competencies and Skills
- Understanding of the College and the variety of communities it serves;
- Understanding of the board role and culture;
- Ability to monitor and evaluate College performance in accordance with Ministry legislation and directives;
- Familiarity with elements of financial sustainability;
- Ability to assess and analyze information to contribute to fair and informed decisions;
- Willingness and capacity to represent the College before business, government and community groups; and
- Ability to manage competing interests for the good of the College.
At Centennial, diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our mission to educate students. We are committed to education that places strong emphasis on global citizenship, social justice and equity. We live this value through the strength and richness that diversity brings to our workforce and welcome contributors from equity groups including: Indigenous Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer persons.
We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities regarding all employment activities, including access to jobs and accommodations during employment as required, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).