The Fleming College Board of Governors has announced that Maureen Adamson has been selected as the college’s sixth president.
Maureen is the first Fleming alumni to lead the college, as well as the first female and the first person originally from Peterborough to hold the position.
Among her extensive CV, Adamson was most recently the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport for the government of Ontario, a 900-employee organization. She also established the first ever Ministry of the Status of Women in Ontario and held the position of Deputy Minister of the Status of Women.
"We are proud to bring an alumni of the college back to assume the presidential role," says Dana Empey, Chair of the Board of Governors of Fleming College. "Her experience, along with her familiarity with our communities, will allow her to very quickly build on the success of the college.”
“I am excited to have the opportunity to lead Fleming College to its next generation of excellence where students are our priority and our society benefits from the talent that we produce at Fleming," says Adamson. “It’s great to be home and I look forward to working with our local communities and building strategic partnerships within and beyond the region.”
Maureen succeeds Dr. Tony Tilly, who will end his 14-year tenure as Fleming’s president on June 29th. Adamson will officially assume the role on August 21st.