Mark Frison becomes president of Assiniboine Community College in Canada

Assiniboine Community College August 10, 2010
The Board of Governors of Assiniboine Community College is pleased to announce that Mr. Mark Frison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Great Plains College in Swift Current, SK, has accepted the position of president.

Frison will take over effective August 30, 2010. The Board of Governors voted in favour of the Selection Committee’s recommendation at the regular meeting of the board last night.

The Selection Committee short listed the candidates from 12 applicants. Extensive interviews were held through April and May. Odgers Berndtson, an executive search firm from Calgary, worked in conjunction with the Board of Governors to conduct the search for the college’s seventh president.

“We’ve gone through a thorough and extensive selection and recruitment process with extremely strong candidates. This made the decision very difficult,” said Harvey Armstrong, Board of Governors Chair. “We believe Mark will provide the college with strong leadership at a time when the college is experiencing a lot of growth and change.”

Frison has a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen’s University. He has been serving as president at Great Plains College since 2005. Great Plains is the primary post-secondary institution in western Saskatchewan with an operating budget of $11 million. Frison also has extensive experience working with the Government of Canada in Cape Breton as a director in a number of different departments.
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