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Lakeland College welcomes accomplished local to Board of Governors

Lakeland College is welcoming an accomplished new member to its Board of Governors. Doreen McCaw has been appointed to the board as a public member for a three-year term by the Government of Alberta. It’s an honour she’s proud to receive from an institution like Lakeland College.

“Lakeland College has always been a cornerstone of our community and of adult education. Education changes people’s lives and having local access to post-secondary learning is a regional success,” says McCaw.

A resident of Lloydminster for more than 40 years, McCaw has left her mark on the community. Semi-retired, highlights from her resumé include being a managing partner of McCaw Funeral Service for 30 years, a former CEO of a large non-profit organization and a successful entrepreneur. She’s volunteered for numerous organizations in both Lloydminster and Vermilion. She was the vice president of the Regional Business Accelerator – now Startup Lloydminster – and has recently completed her final term as a board member.

McCaw is the current president of the Lloydminster Learning Council Association and co-chair of the Sirens and Sapphires Gala – the Lloydminster Rescue Squad’s biggest annual fundraiser. She is part of the founding group that started Ignite YLL, a women’s leadership network, and is also a charter member and president of the Border City Rotary Club.

Throughout her accomplished life and career, McCaw has learned a lot. Both the skills to succeed and the value of service are lessons she’s received, and she looks forward to putting them to practice at Lakeland College.

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“It is so important to model how to serve and contribute. Giving makes life meaningful and it helps you to look beyond yourself to something bigger. Over the course of my life and career, I’ve served in a number of ways locally. My appointment to the Lakeland College board is an exciting opportunity to serve regionally.”

McCaw’s first goal as a newly appointed board member is to learn more about the board, as well as her role and responsibilities so that she can fully contribute to its operation. McCaw is excited to be part of the board’s community engagement committee and believes it’s important for the board to know how to serve well.

“It’s important, when serving at a board level, to understand who it is that we are ultimately serving. We must ensure we are on track with achieving our goals and representing the public’s best interests.”

McCaw succeeds Jenelle Saskiw as a new public member. She joins ten other members, including the chair of Lakeland’s Board of Governors, Scott Webb. Webb believes her service to the community has made for strong lessons and connections that will serve the board well.

“Doreen’s strong connections to the community, valuable insight and expertise will be an asset to the college. We are pleased to have her as part of our Lakeland community,” says Webb.

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