Judith Morris, president and CEO of Lambton College, has announced her impending retirement from the position.
Morris said she will be gone at the end of 2020 and for the best possible reasons: to spend more time with her husband, children and grandchildren.
Board chairperson Janice McMichael-Dennis said Morris’ contributions to the school can’t be overstated.
“Judith has made significant improvements to the college, with the construction of $75 million in new facilities, including a world-class health and research, and athletics and fitness complex, as well as outstanding contributions to the Sarnia-Lambton community, regional industry and the provincial education sector.”
When she arrived as the college in 2002, she served as academic vice president, a position she was recruited into by then-president Tony Hanlon, who she worked with at Sault Ste. Marie. When he retired from Lambton College, Morris was the successful candidate to replace him.
During her leadership, Morris oversaw substantial growth and a successful capital program that resulted not just in increased attendance but in facilities that are contributing to further expansion of the college.
Officials say steps will be put in place to recruit her replacement.