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College of the Rockies Board Announces New Member

The Board of Governors of College of the Rockies is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Board member.

Appointed to the College Board by the Province effective December 1, 2011 for a term ending July 31, 2013 is Gloria Perry of Fernie.

Ms. Perry is owner and president of Alpine Lumber in Sparwood which she and her husband John have run since 1985.  She is also Corporate Secretary for Fernie Lumber.  Before moving to British Columbia she worked with the Royal Bank of Canada in Barrie, Ontario.  Active in her community Ms. Perry sat on the board of the Elk Valley Blazers senior men’s hockey team for seven years, and then on the Fernie Ghost Riders Junior B Hockey Team for a decade.

“I’m very pleased to welcome Gloria to the College Board,” said Dr. Nick Rubidge, President and CEO.  “Her strong professional background and volunteerism will service us well in the years ahead.  I look forward to working with her.”

Ms. Perry joins previously appointed board members Chair Orest Federko, Vice Chair Richard Reinders, Alex Jensen, Joe Pierre, Rob Ondrik, David Handy, Jim Abbott and Doris Penner; COTR elected faculty representative Grant Unger; COTR elected support staff representative Colin Martyniuk; COTR elected student representatives David Wiebe and Katie Hamar; and COTR Education Council Chair Jim Bailey.

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