Red Deer Polytechnic formally welcomed Stuart Cullum as the 12th President of the institution with an installation ceremony in the Arts Centre.
Her Honour, the Honourable Salma Lakhani, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, officially installed Mr. Cullum as President of Red Deer Polytechnic after he took the Oath of Office.
“As a Board, we are very grateful to have Stuart as the President of Red Deer Polytechnic to lead the institution into the future,” says Guy Pelletier, Chair of Red Deer Polytechnic’s Board of Governors. “His experience, skillset, and vision for polytechnic education will serve learners, communities and the province extremely well for many years to come.”
Prior to joining the Polytechnic, Cullum served as President of Olds College of Agriculture &Technology for five years. With his leadership, Olds College of Agriculture &Technology experienced unprecedented growth in several key areas. Some examples included the increase of student enrolment by 12 per cent, more than $23 million in applied research funding, and the establishment of the College’s Smart Farm, which secured partners around the world and more than $40 million in investment.
“I am thrilled to join Red Deer Polytechnic during an important time in the institution’s history,” says Stuart Cullum, President of Red Deer Polytechnic. “The Polytechnic’s unique breadth of programming is a strength of our institution, as is our focus on industrial and socially relevant applied research."
Since Mr. Cullum began his role as President on August 2, 2022, Red Deer Polytechnic has continued to advance. The Polytechnic received approval to offer five new micro-credentials -Complex Care and Patient Navigator, Classroom Support Aide, Statistical Consultant, Photovoltaic Systems: Design and Install, and Substance and Addictions Support Worker.