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Medicine Hat College has new board chair

A longtime city councillor and local sports writer will head the Board of Governors at Medicine Hat College.

Graham Kelly brings more than 30 years of experience as a teacher, Medicine Hat councillor and Medicine Hat News sports columnist to his new duties as chair. As chair and public member of the board, Kelly brings his keen understanding of community interests to his leadership.

“Mr. Kelly has been an outstanding member of this community for decades and he brings a wealth of experience to this position. His unique and diverse perspective will benefit Medicine Hat College students, staff and faculty.”

Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education

“I am deeply honoured to be appointed board chair of Medicine Hat College, a vital and cherished institution in our community for over 40 years. I look forward to working with fellow board members, students, faculty, support staff and other stakeholders so that Medicine Hat College continues to be an outstanding organization.”

Graham Kelly, chair of the Board of Governors of Medicine Hat College

“We are looking forward to working with Mr. Kelly who has a long history in the community and has a strong reputation as a positive contributor to the region we serve.”

Denise Henning, president, Medicine Hat College

Kelly has made other lasting marks on Medicine Hat. He helped develop community football and sports facilities, and his 45 years as a Medicine Hat News sports columnist earned him a place in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame reporters’ division, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and the City of Medicine Hat Sports Wall of Fame. He has also received the Alberta Centennial Medal and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal.

Kelly earned his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Regina and a masters of arts degree from the University of Montana.

In addition, Deborah Lloyd and Mohammed Idriss have been re-appointed to the board, and will be joined by new public members Davin Carter and Kelly Garland.

Post-secondary chairs represent the Board of Governors to the minister of Advanced Education. Post-secondary boards are responsible for guiding the institution and must ensure public funds are used appropriately and effectively. The chair of the board of Medicine Hat College is appointed for a three-year term.


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