July 3


North West College Appoints New President and CEO

July 3, 2018

North Battleford, SK –Following an extensive national search the Board of Governors of North West College is pleased to announce the appointment of Jay Notay as the President and Chief Executive Officer of North West College.

Jay brings to this role over 22 years of successful experience as an Executive Vice President/Dean/Associate Dean/Senior Leader for urban and rural postsecondary institutions in Ontario and British Columbia. He is leaving his role as the Executive Vice President Academic, Applied Research, and Students with the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, BC to take on this new leadership role at North West College.

Jay has significant senior level experience assisting in the development and implementation of institute-wide strategies, locally, nationally and internationally, including, but not limited to: academic planning, strategic planning, curriculum and program review, quality assurance, strategic enrolment management, applied research, internationalization, indigenization, vocational strategy, corporate training, continuing education and foundation development.

In addition to successfully establishing training programs and initiatives in partnership with indigenous communities in British Columbia and Ontario, he has extensive experience in establishing and enhancing partnerships with various international postsecondary institutions in India, China, Korea and the United Kingdom.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Education from Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario. Jay is currently a Ph.D. candidate with the University of Toronto, nearing completion of his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education Administration.

Byron Merkosky, Board Chair, advises that, “the board is impressed by the breadth of experience Jay brings to the position and that he will provide the college with the leadership required for educational transformation going forward”. The board would also like to thank Senior Academic Officer, Melanie Roberts for her tremendous work as interim CEO since the departure of Tavia Laliberte in February. Notay’s appointment takes effect on August 20, 2018. 

For more information, contact: 

Kendra Rowswell 
Marketing and Communications Officer                  
North West College