Coast Mountain College selects new President and CEO

Jul 13, 2022

LaurieWayeTerrace, BC—After a rigorous interview and evaluation process, the hiring committee has reached a decision regarding the role of President and CEO. Our successful candidate is Dr. Laurie Waye.
“With Dr. Waye in the role of President and CEO, CMTN will be able to move forward with confidence and stability as we emerge from two years of pandemic and face new economic and social challenges as a college community. I am delighted to be working with such an accomplished and capable leader,” said X’staam Hana’ax (Nicole Halbauer), Chair of the Board of Governors for CMTN.
Dr. Waye joined Coast Mountain College in 2016 and served in the roles of Dean of Business, Access Education, and First Nations Fine Arts for three years; Vice President Academic, Students, and International for two years; and Interim President for ten months. Before joining CMTN, she worked at the University of Victoria for nine years, where she was most recently Associate Director of Student Academic Success in the Learning and Teaching Centre, and Assistant Professor, cross-appointed with the Gustavson School of Business.
“I am honoured to be selected as President and CEO of Coast Mountain College,” said Waye. “In my six years at CMTN I have been continually impressed by the dedication and creativity of the college community in providing quality, hands-on education, and ensuring safe and welcoming environments for our students. The college is an integral part of northern BC and I look forward to building those connections going forward.”
In addition to her professional and academic accomplishments, Dr. Waye is an active community member—locally, provincially, and nationally. She is Vice Chair of the Board for the United Way of Northern BC, Advisory Committee member for the provincial consortium WriteAway, and Vice Chair of the Advisory Board for Magnet, a national social innovation project out of Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson).
Waye will transition to her role on August 16, 2022, having been Interim President and CEO since last September.

Heather Bastin, MA  |  pronouns: she/her  
Executive Director, External Relations
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