The Lloydminster Public School Division’s Board of Education has named a new chair and vice-chair.

Karoline Kennedy has taken over as Chair of the Board. Kennedy was previously the vice-chair and has been a member of the board since 2008.

“I am honoured to be chosen by my fellow trustees to take on this role and I am looking forward to this opportunity to serve the Board, School Division and community as a whole. I value public education because it is the great equalizer among people. I believe it allows everyone to reach their full potential.”

Kennedy holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a chartered professional accountant. She also completed a four-year term as Secretary-Treasurer for the Public Schools of Saskatchewan.

Cathy Cornet was elected as vice-chair at the same board meeting on November 27.

“I am very honoured and excited to be elected as Vice-Chair of the LPSD Board of Education. We have a great team of Trustees and Administration around our Board table that I am lucky to continue to work with, in this new capacity. I look forward to continuing to be a voice of advocacy for our students and staff as we continue to be a leading School Division in Saskatchewan and Alberta.”

Cornet has been a part of the board since 2009.