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Media release: President Rob MacIsaac to leave Mohawk at end of his 5-year term

HAMILTON (Oct. 30, 2013) – Mohawk College President Rob MacIsaac announced today that he will be leaving the college at the end of his term to become President and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences.

MacIsaac will complete his term as President of Mohawk College on Jan. 31, 2014.

“Having spent the past five years working with remarkable students, faculty and staff, the decision to leave Mohawk College was extremely difficult,” says MacIsaac. “However, this is an exciting opportunity to be part of another organization that plays a pivotal role in building an even stronger community throughout the region.”

“It’s with mixed emotions that Rob is leaving Mohawk and joining Hamilton Health Sciences,” says Board Chair Nancy Fram. “We want to congratulate Rob on his appointment to one of Canada’s most comprehensive health care systems and acknowledge his contributions to the number one college in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. While our college is losing Rob, we are gaining another great champion at one of Mohawk’s long-standing partners.”

Mohawk’s Board of Governors will consider a process for recruiting the college’s next president at their November meeting.

During his tenure at Mohawk, MacIsaac led the largest renewal project in the college’s history. To date, $80 million has been invested in major construction and renovations at the Fennell Campus. Along with record student enrolment, Mohawk also become the top ranked college in the GTHA, finishing first in overall student satisfaction for the past three consecutive years.

Mohawk College educates and serves more than 16,000 full-time and apprenticeship students and is recognized as a leader in health, technology and skilled trades.


For more information, contact:

Jay Robb, Director of Communications

905.575.1212 ext. 3965, 905.979.8893 (cell)