Deputy Registrar announces plans to retire
After a distinguished 35-year career in public education, Lise Roy-Kolbusz will retire in September. She announced her plans to Council in April.
Roy-Kolbusz joined the College as Co-ordinator of French-Language Services on September 1, 2005. She became Acting Deputy Registrar in October 2006 and then Deputy Registrar in March 2007. In March of this year Council appointed Roy-Kolbusz as Interim Registrar. With Council’s appointment of Michael Salvatori as Registrar in June, she returns to the role of Deputy Registrar until her retirement on September 11.
As deputy, she shared the administrative duties of the Registrar’s office and assumed responsibility for budget development and the College’s Aboriginal task force.
Prior to coming to the College, Roy-Kolbusz was a superintendent of education with the Conseil des écoles catholiques de langue française du Centre-Est. From 1985 to 2001 she taught French as a Second Language at both the elementary and secondary levels and served as a vice-principal and principal with the Ottawa-Carleton Catholic DSB.
“We deeply appreciate Lise’s work to guide Council and its committees through complex finance and registration appeals deliberations,” said Council Chair Don Cattani. “Lise was the College’s first Director of French-Language Services and the first director to oversee the College’s involvement in Aboriginal education. We applaud her outstanding accomplishments and the stability she has provided most recently as Interim Registrar during a challenging transition period.”
The process to select the next Deputy Registrar has already begun. A selection panel of the Human Resources Committee, including the Chair and the new Registrar, will make a recommendation to Council. It is Council’s responsibility to appoint the Registrar and Deputy Registrar positions.