Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON
Dr. Kent MacDonald, President of Algonquin College
“Challenges and Changes in Higher Education: Responding to the New Normal” Never has the need for higher education been greater. Reduced public funding, higher industry demands and a changing student demographic have all converged to create an education perfect storm. Dr. MacDonald will share his views of the changing landscape and how higher education institutions, in particular Algonquin College , is vigorously responding to the challenges and changes in Higher Education.
Dr. MacDonald is a highly regarded and experienced academic leader who has a 14-year history with Algonquin College, serving as Vice President, Academic since 2008. Dr. MacDonald’s brings to the college "exemplary academic qualifications, extensive professional experience, passion for education and his decisive, yet personal approach to leadership” .