Olds College names new President

By Gary McKinnon
May 30, 2017 - 7:12am

OLDS- Stuart Cullum has been appointed the new President and CEO of Olds College.

“After completing an extensive executive national search, we are very pleased to announce that Stuart Cullum will serve as the 13th President of Olds College,” said Leona Staples, Chair of the Olds College Board of Governors.“Mr. Cullum brings a depth of knowledge and experience from the agriculture industry and his past career experiences have also provided him with a strong network across the post-secondary system in Canada.”

“I’m thrilled and honoured to have been selected to serve as Olds College’s next President,” said Cullum. “Olds College is an institution that has positively impacted students’ lives and careers for more than a century. It has had a tremendous impact on the community of Olds and central Alberta, and continues to play an essential leadership role for the Alberta economy and the agriculture sector. Building on the strengths of its people, programming and partnerships, I look forward to continuing to steward the impact of Olds College.” 

Most recently, Cullum served as Olds College Chief Innovation Officer.

Prior to joining Olds College he held academic and administrative leadership roles at Lethbridge College and NAIT.

Cullum succeeds Dr. H.J. (Tom) Thompson, who has served as President and CEO since 2001.

He will assume the role of President and CEO on July 1.

(Gary McKinnon - Olds College)

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