The Okanagan College Foundation has a new President and Board Chair.
Sharron Simpson, who joined the board in 2013, has agreed to take on the role.
Simpson says she sees the College as an integral part of keeping communities in the valley connected and hopes to foster those relationships in her new role.
The Foundation raises funds for four capital projects on three campuses.
Foster says “The College does a superb job in providing education that truly transforms the lives of the individuals in our communities. It’s hard to think of anything better than helping students open the doors to opportunity through the support of the Foundation and our donors.”
Simpson, a former Kelowna city councillor, was born in Kelowna and worked as a social worker for several years before becoming a stockbroker and financial advisor.
She has been an active community leader in a volunteer capacity for many years, working with the Kelowna Rotary Club and the British Columbia Historical Federation.
Kathy Butler, Executive Director of the Okanagan College Foundation, says “Sharron is a very seasoned, skilled board member with a strong vision for the direction of the Foundation“
Simpson succeeds Alf Kempf, who served as President since 2013, and as a board director since 2011.
Kempf and directors Bev Busson and Lynda Wilson have retired after a combined 24 years of service.
The Board is welcoming three new directors with the addition of Colin Edstrom, Susan Ewanick and Tom Styffe.
More information about the Foundation’s current board, mission, and projects is available at www.okanagancollegefoundation.ca.