Carol Matthews wins top ACCC award

May 2, 1999 - 5:00pm

The Association of Canadian Community Colleges has awarded Carol Matthews, retired-Dean of Human Services programs at Malaspina University-College, the 1999 ACCC Leadership Excellence Award.

The awards committee was extremely impressed with Matthews’ leadership qualities, her commitment to produce quality programs and quality students, and her outstanding contribution to Malaspina University-College and the community.

Matthews will be honoured at the First World Congress of Colleges and Polytechnics which will be held from May 29 to June 1, 1999 in Quebec City. During the Congress an ACCC Awards video recognizing Matthews achievements will be presented.

The video production team headed by Michel Barrette, of Algonquin College, came to Malaspina for two days in mid-March to gather footage and information for the awards presentation.

"This award reflects positively on all of us at Malaspina, and I’m honoured to receive it," Matthews said. "I think it’s in particular a testimony to the willingness of people in Human Services and Community Education programs to work cooperatively and to implement a non-hierarchical, collaborative organizational model, said Matthews. "Receiving the award indicates to me that, both internally and externally, educators recognize and value alternate models of leadership. I feel fortunate to have been able to work with such a wonderful group of people, and to have received such support from them in my time at Malaspina."

President Rich Johnston said, "We’re all extremely proud of Carol’s achievement. Carol was committed to developing creative, innovative and valuable programs for Malaspina students and always had their success in mind."

While Carol has officially retired, she will be staying involved with Malaspina as an honorary research associate.

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