Southeast College announced Monday morning Dr. Vicky Roy will be stepping down as the CEO and president of the school this summer.  

Sheena Onrait, the Vice-President of Communication and Strategic Enrollment at the college, said the main reason for the departure of Dr. Roy is her family.  

“Dr. Roy has family ties to Quebec – her children are out there,” Onrait explained, noting Dr. Roy is making the decision to focus on family.  

Since coming to the college in 2022, Dr. Roy has been instrumental in several initiatives at the school, many of which will leave impacts long after her tenure ends on June 28th.  

“She was the driving force behind our new entrepreneurship for trades program that we launched last fall, and she, of course, was instrumental in helping us adapt to having international students at Southeast College,” Onrait said. Other programs noted by Onrait that were in part possible thanks to Dr. Roy are the Centre of Sustainable Innovation in Estevan, the Centre of Teaching and Learning in Weyburn, and the introduction of new specialized diplomas, micro-credentials, corporate training programs and the relaunch of Continuing Studies.  

"Your dedication, passion, and commitment to excellence have left a lasting impression on me," Dr. Roy said in the release about her departure from the college, expressing appreciation for her colleagues. 

Her resignation was officially rendered to the board of governors for the college on February 14th, with the decision being made after discussions with her family.