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College Of The Rockies Board Announces New Chair And Vice-Chair

College of the Rockies’ Board of Governors is pleased to announce the election of a new Board Chair and Board Vice-Chair during its regular meeting held on September 10, 2015.

Elected to the position of Chair is Wilda Schab of Fairmont.  Mrs. Schab was appointed to the College Board of Governors in 2014.  She retired as General Manager of Radium Resort Limited Partnership in 2014.  Previously she was General Manager at FHS Golf Management, worked as an English professor in Chile and China, held the position of Chief Financial Officer of PBM Service, was an accountant with a chartered accounting firm and taught high school.

Mrs. Schab served her community as City Councillor in North Battleford, was a Board member of CODE Canada, President of the Saskatchewan Ladies Golf league and National Director of Rules.  Mrs. Schab holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina and a Masters in Communications from Royal Roads University.

Elected to the position of Vice-Chair is Krys Sikora of Golden.  Ms. Sikora is currently one of the owners of Chatter Creek Mountain Lodges and Rocky Mountain Cabins. Previously, she was the National Sales Manager for WestJet Airlines and Customer Service Manager for Jarvis Travel Ltd.  She was also appointed to the Board of Governors in 2014.

Active in her community, Ms. Sikora is President of the Golden Golf Club and member of the Columbia Basin Trust Adjudication Committee.  She was also a Board member of The Golden and District Community Foundation.  Ms. Sikora holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary.

In addition to the election of the new Chair and Vice-Chair, the Board of Governors also welcomed newly appointed Board member, Darryl Hyde.

Hyde, a business consultant for Interior Health Authority for the past 12 years, is a Chartered Professional Accountant with experience in public speaking, business planning and project management.  He also holds Certified Management Accountant and Associate Accounting Technician designations.

Born and raised in Cranbrook, Hyde began his post-secondary education with a Business Administration diploma from College of the Rockies.  He is an active volunteer in the Cranbrook community and has keenly participated as an Interior Health representative on the East Kootenay Foundation for Health board.  He enjoys family, sports, travel and the outdoor lifestyle available in our Kootenay backyard.

“I congratulate Wilda and Krys on their new positions with the Board of Governors and also welcome the addition of Darryl to the Board,” said College President and CEO David Walls.  “All three possess the skills, abilities, knowledge and passion that will be necessary to move the Board and the College forward.  I look forward to working with them.”

Current appointed Board members include Jim Abbott, Glen Campbell, Steen Jorgensen, Jesse Nicholas, Gloria Perry, Cindy Yates and past-Chair David Handy.

Retiring from the Board after fulfilling his mandate is Rob Ondrik.  “I would like to sincerely thank Rob for his many contributions to the Board and his excellent service to the College,” added Walls.

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