Northwest Seminary Announces New Interim President, Ms. Ruth McGillivray

We would like to welcome Ms. Ruth McGillivray, Northwest Seminary's new Interim President. 

From Northwest Seminary announcement: 

Ruth joined the staff of Northwest in 2017 as the Director of Competency-Based Education. She has a rich and extensive history in developing CBE programs, having formed such programs in the high-tech and Canadian apprenticeship sectors since the early 1990’s. In 2019, Ruth transitioned her role to become Northwest’s Chief Innovation Officer, and in 2020, she became the Chief Operations Officer. Ruth’s adept skills in the areas of team leadership, administrative management, competency-based education, curricular design, and partner relations will ensure that Northwest’s vision and purpose remain clear and strong in a time of transition... 

Dr. Kent Anderson will officially resign from his presidential duties on February 28, remaining on staff till the end of April to finish out his teaching responsibilities. Ms. McGillivray will begin her role as Interim President on March 1. Part of Ruth’s role will involve leading a Transition Team comprised of Academic Dean, Dr. Howard Andersen (also a previous President of Northwest), Brent Foster, Chief Financial Officer, Dennis Wasyliw, Board Chair, and Colin van de Kur, Vice-Board Chair. This committee will give leadership guidance and ensure the continued vigor of Northwest.

See the full press release here.


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