Pierre Riopel has announced that he will be retiring. Riopel has held the position of President since September of 2013 and will be leaving Collège Boréal in September 2016.
As the fourth president of Collège Boréal,
Mr. Riopel has overseen a period of consolidation, allowing the French language post-secondary institution to evaluate where it currently stands and determine where it wants to go in the years to come.
During his tenure, Collège Boréal’s visibility was assured during the institution’s 20th anniversary celebrations. In January of 2015, the college community attended a provincial reception launching these celebrations with the Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, and Andrea Horwath, Leader of the NDP, in attendance. Through the magic of technology, a thousand guests partook in this event, from Hearst to Windsor.
Other 20th anniversary activities included the launch of the Collège Boréal Alumni Association, a provincial meeting of all Boréal staff at the Sudbury campus, the unveiling of the “Mur des bâtisseuses et des bâtisseurs” (“Builders Wall”) and finally, the launch of a collective publication entitled Les petites histoires du Collège Boréal.
Riopel has worked as an educator throughout his career and, as such, has dedicated a great deal of time and energy in ensuring a quality experience for students from all student services and programming. Moreover, for the 14th time in 15 years, Collège Boréal reports the highest graduation rate in Ontario.
And, this year, Collège Boréal had the second highest student satisfaction rating as well as the second highest employer satisfaction rating in the province.
Source: press release