Portage College would like to welcome Public Member for the Board of Governors (BOG) of Portage College, John Orr.
Mr. Orr is the President of J.P. Consulting. As an educator with more than 40 years of experience, he has served in a variety of roles including principal at H. E. Bourgoin School in Bonnyville and Director of Instruction for the Northern Lakes School Division No. 69 in the Lac La Biche, Cold Lake and Bonnyville region. From 2015 to 2016, he served as Chair of the Northern Lakes School Division's Strategic Planning Steering Committee. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University, a Master of Arts degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University and an Ontario Teacher's Certificate in Elementary Education from the Toronto Teachers' College. In 2006, he received an Award of Excellence for Distinguished Service from the Canadian Association of School Administrators.
The recruitment plan and selection guide for Public Member positions is controlled by Advanced Education with recommendations provided by the BOG of Portage College. Screening of applications is done to meet criteria followed by interviews by Advanced Education. The Minister of Advanced Education then makes recommendations to the Province of Alberta Lieutenant Governor or Administrator on appointing BOG members.
John Orr has begun his term effective October 11, 2017 to expire October 10, 2020.