Keith Henderson by dZfeOt

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									                            KEITH W. HENDERSON
                                Director General
                              John Abbott College


      Mr. Henderson’s career has spanned over thirty years in Québec education
system in both the secondary school system and the CEGEP network. For the last
ten years, he has held the position of Director General of John Abbott College.
Previously, he was Academic Dean at the Cégep de l’Outaouais, a French-
language college, and chaired the Commission of CEGEP academic deans under
the auspices of the Fédération des cégeps. In 1998 he was honoured by the
Université du Québec à Hull for “Contributions remarquables à la mission
éducative en Outaouais” (remarkable contributions to education in the Outaouais
region).

       Mr. Henderson is actively involved at the provincial and local levels. He was
Chair of the Regroupement des collèges du Montréal métropolitain for three years,
and represents the CEGEPs on the Comité de liaison de l’enseignement supérieur
(CLES) with Québec’s universities and the Ministry of Education. He is a member
of Quebec’s Superior Council of Education, was a member of the Minister of
Education’s Advisory Board on English Education for two terms, has sat on the
Metropolitan Montreal Life Sciences Committee, was Vice-Chair of the Conseil
régional des partenaires du marché du travail d’Emploi-Québec (Montréal), and
represented the English colleges on the Board of Directors of the Fédération des
cégeps du Québec for several years. He sits on several other boards and advisory
groups related to the activities of John Abbott College, including the Montreal
Physics Technologies and Photonics Centre, Optech (Photonics technology
transfer centre), EduCollege.com, and the Consortium international pour le
développement de l’éducation. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of
the West Island of Montreal Development Council for several years, and chaired
the Host Colleges Committee for the 2007 ACCC Conference in Montreal.

      Accomplishments during Mr. Henderson’s years in the secondary system
include an appointment as Québec’s youngest principal of a comprehensive high
school, two mandates on the Secondary Education Commission of Québec’s
Superior Council of Education and his appointment by the Government of Québec
as the founding Chair of the Board of Governors of Heritage College.

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