“Mr. Vandermeulen’s leadership and commitment to lifelong learning, community-building and strengthening the college’s governance, have served him well as chair. I’m delighted to re-appoint him to this position and look forward to seeing Northern Lakes College build on its successes, including the next phase of the High Prairie campus consolidation.”
Vandermeulen has been chair of the Northern Lakes College Board of Governors since 2015. He has extensive experience in the advanced education sector and was past president of both Northern Lakes College and Nunavut Arctic College.
Previously, he served as deputy minister of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs with the Government of Nunavut and as a town councillor and school trustee in High Prairie.
Vandermeulen holds a bachelor of education degree, bachelor of arts degree, a graduate diploma in Intercultural Education and a master of education degree in Administration from the University of Alberta.
Post-secondary chairs represent the Board of Governors to the minister of Advanced Education. Post-secondary boards are responsible for guiding the institution and ensuring public funds are used effectively and appropriately. The chair of the board of Northern Lakes College is appointed for a three-year term.