By William Doney
NAIT announced an interim president to begin Dec.16 when Dr. Glenn Feltham retires. Dr. Ray Block will step into the shoes of President and CEO of NAIT.
Dr. Block is currently NAIT’s vice-president administration and CFO.
The search is on for NAIT’s permanent seventh president. Students, staff and stakeholders were being asked to provide input.
A survey was distributed and collected information about leadership skills, abilities and personal attributes they believe would be important as NAIT looks toward selecting the new face of the school.
The information will be used in the job description of the president position.
The survey closed on Oct. 18. It included 10 questions about strong leadership qualities that the new president should have, along with a comment box at the end to leave any questions or concerns.
The panel is looking for a leader that can help steer NAIT towards becoming a world-leader in polytechnic education, build and nurture a better connection with different industries and business, and broaden the understanding of the importance of polytechnic education.