Southeast College’s Board of Directors is welcoming a new CEO as Dr. Vicky Roy is now set to fill the position. Her first day at the College will be August 15, 2022.

Dr. Roy has more than 17 years of post-secondary experience across the country in multiple provinces, including both roles as a member of the faculty of business at multiple post-secondary institutions, as well as management and executive positions, including Vice-President Academic and Provost at Medicine Hat College.

She holds a Ph.D. in educational technologies, as well as a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec.

The new CEO is joining Southeast College with a wealth of experience in courses and programs for on-campus, blended, and online learning. Her research interests are focused on entrepreneurship, sustainable innovation, strategic management, leadership, and distance education. In addition, Dr. Roy’s background includes publishing, communications, marketing, advertising, and telecommunications sectors. 

“Southeast College is very pleased to welcome someone with Vicky’s extensive and diverse background. We are confident that her vast experience in various roles within the post-secondary will assist with moving our institution forward,” says Donna Nyeste, Acting Board of Governors Chair. “Southeast College would like to extend its sincere appreciation to the Ministry of Advanced Education for their guidance and expertise throughout the CEO recruitment process.”

Dr. Roy says she is excited to start her journey in our province and states that she wants to enhance the college’s connections within the southeast Saskatchewan community. Her husband Patrick was born in Saskatoon and he is eager to return to the province where his grandparents and all his immediate family are originally from.

As part of her role, Dr. Roy will network with business leaders, communities, post-secondary institutions, international partners, and government officials at all levels to strengthen the College's position in the region and province. She and her team will begin planning the consultation process for the College's next five-year strategic plan in the fall of 2022 with the goal of reaching out to stakeholders to create an open forum for sharing their thoughts and ideas to shape who we are as a community, and as a region within the province. As part of her commitment to fostering a climate of trust, transparency, and accessibility, she states she is eager to build strong relationships with the Board of Governors, the executive management team, faculty, and staff to achieve the common goal of fostering a culture that thrives and practices shared leadership, innovation, and collaboration.

Southeast College thanked Stephen Eger of Kn/a HR Consulting for acting as the Interim CEO since early January.