Operational Updates


Kate Pelletier’s Departure and Dean Portfolio Transition

Changes Coming in Several Areas


The recent departure of Kate Pelletier last month has meant a transition for the Selkirk College administration team. Below is a letter sent out by Vice President of Education Neil Coburn at the end of February.

Kate Pelletier Leaves

Kate Pelletier (front middle) spent 10 years at SelkirK College before her departure at the end of February. Before she left, the team at the Silver King Campus gathered for a group photo.

Good morning

Today (February 23) is Kate Pelletier’s last working day at Selkirk College. I want to thank her for a decade of wisdom, guidance, thoughtful, effective leadership and friendship. She will be greatly missed.

We have begun the search for a new Dean and will announce the results of that selection when the process is complete. We expect this will happen by mid-March and that the successful candidate will be on-site later this spring or summer.

In the meanwhile, this message is to let you know what transition measures have been put in place. Effective immediately, the School of the Arts will move to Pat Bidart’s portfolio. This will place both Tenth Street Schools under Pat’s leadership.

For the interim, the School of Industry and Trades Training (ITT), the Teaching and Learning Institute (TLI), and the Distributed Learning Centre (DLC) will also move to Pat. Danny Beatty will continue as the Interim Manager for Community Education and Workplace Training (CEWT). Others in the Leadership Team and I will also be supporting these units as necessary until their new Dean is in place.

When the new Dean arrives, CEWT, ITT, TLI and DLC will all move to this Dean’s portfolio.

Thank you to Pat, Danny and others for helping support these units in this transitional period.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions and please do pass this message along to anyone in these areas who I may have missed.