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Northlands College appoints new President & CEO

The Board of Directors of Northlands College is pleased to announce the appointment of Karsten Henriksen as President & CEO of Northlands College. Mr. Henriksen will assume responsibility for the position effective immediately.

Karsten Henriksen brings to the College extensive experience supporting Indigenization and Entrepreneurship in post-secondary education across Canada. Most recently, he has led the start-up of the Centre for Indigenous Health Leadership in British Columbia.

Henriksen’s experience in the northern higher education is informed by his extensive work as Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer at Nunavut Arctic College, where he led transformational initiatives in academics, administration and applied research.

In addition to his work at Arctic College, Henriksen has served as a post- secondary leader in Northern Alberta, British Columbia, and the Yukon.

“I am very pleased to be selected by the Northlands College Board to serve as President and CEO” said Henriksen. “I am inspired by the vision and mission of the College along with the Boards strategic priories which, aligned with my own. The College is committed to empowering students and communities in the North, which is something, I am very passionate about”

“The Board of Directors is very happy to have someone of Karsten’s experience and his thorough understanding of the importance of education in Northern Saskatchewan at the helm as we move forward and continue growing Northlands College to better serve the post-secondary needs of Northern Saskatchewan” according to Victor Fern, Chairperson, Northlands College Board of Directors.

Karsten Henriksen