Coast Mountain College President Ken Burt to end his term in September

Jul 17, 2019
Ken Burt

After five years of serving as Coast Mountain College (CMTN) President & CEO, Ken Burt will be ending his term on September 20, 2019. 

“During Ken’s time as President, the College has become sustainable and is well set up to continue the fantastic progress that has been made over the past five years,” says CMTN Board Chair, Nicole Halbauer. “Ken is an innovative and visionary leader in the post-secondary sector. I am confident he will continue to influence new thinking not just in northern BC, but across the province and the country.”

Ken leaves Coast Mountain College uniquely well positioned for the future, with a sustainable financial position, campus renewal well under way and a relevant and authentic strategic plan that was developed with input from staff, faculty and the community. By developing this plan, together with its new brand and name, Ken has ensured that Coast Mountain College is well situated to go forward, to grow and to become the College of choice for experiential, place-based learning.

“Since becoming Board Chair, I have learned much more about the College, and Ken’s leadership,” says Halbauer. “I wish him the very best in his future endeavours.”

Prior to joining Coast Mountain College, Ken had a distinguished career as a senior administrator at Dalhousie University, Okanagan College, Okanagan University College and the University of British Columbia. He will be returning to Halifax to be with his wife and family.

“The five years I have enjoyed at Coast Mountain College have been a remarkable experience,” said Burt. “I’m excited to be spending more time with my family, but I’m also going to miss my team here. I leave knowing the College is led by a strong Board of Governors and an extremely capable leadership team both who have worked very hard to move our agenda forward to better serve the learners of our region. We also have an outstanding staff and faculty at the College who ensure that through nurturing our students we build better citizens and communities.”

Ken will continue to lead CMTN until mid-September with the full support of the Board. The Board of Governors is working on a transition plan to ensure the College continues to progress forward while the search for a new President takes place.


Media Contacts

Kim Quibell
Executive Assistant to the President and Board

Justin Kohlman
Vice President Academic and Provost