Fleming College Board of Governors appoints a new Chair and other officers

Peterborough ON – (November 27, 2020) – The Board of Governors of Sir Sandford Fleming College is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Board Chair, as well as the appointment of two new officers, as part of its regular renewal process.

Fred Clifford, a resident of Northumberland County, was appointed the Chair of the Board of Governors on November 25, 2020. Fred has served on the Fleming Board since 2017 and graduated from the College in 1982. Fred recently retired from Ernst & Young (EY) where he was a partner for 33 years.

“I am pleased to assume the role of Board Chair at Fleming, where I started my academic career,” said Mr. Clifford. “I look forward to working with new and returning Board colleagues and using my leadership experience as we navigate through our present situation and look toward a successful future.”

In addition to three decades of executive leadership experience at EY, Clifford is also the long-serving Chair of the Board of Governors of Ontario’s Rouge Valley Health System. He has a bachelor of business administration degree from Lakehead University and a diploma in accounting from Fleming College.

Dan Marinigh, a resident of Peterborough, is the outgoing Board Chair of Fleming College after leading the Board for more than two years and being a Governor for more than five years.

“It has been a rewarding experience to lead the Board of Governors over the last two years and I would like to thank my colleagues and the entire Fleming community for their exceptional efforts,” said Marinigh. “I wish Fleming College and its Board of Governors continued success in the years to come.”

Marinigh is currently the Chief Administrative Officer with the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority and prior to that worked for many years with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

The Board of Governors of Sir Sandford Fleming College appointed additional officer roles on November 25 including Paul Downs, a resident of Mississauga, as Board Vice-Chair, and Don Gillespie, a resident of Lakefield, as Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee.

The Board wishes to thank outgoing Board Vice-Chair Katherine MacIver, who served in the role for more than two years and has been a Board member for more than five years.

“On behalf of the entire Fleming community, I wish to thank Dan and Katherine for their commitment and leadership to the Board of Governors, particularly during these unprecedented times,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “I look forward to working with Fred, Paul and Don in their new officer positions as we continue to ensure that Fleming College provides safe and secure futures for our students, our staff and all of our communities that we serve.” 

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 alumni.


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