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CNC taps new head of board

A well known industrialist from the region has been named the chair of the College of New Caledonia's board of directors. At CNC's annual general meeting on Friday, Keith Playfair of Fort St.

A well known industrialist from the region has been named the chair of the College of New Caledonia's board of directors. At CNC's annual general meeting on Friday, Keith Playfair of Fort St. James was acclaimed to the position after serving the past two years as vice-chair for regional campuses.

"I am honoured to be taking on this important role at CNC," Playfair said. "We have a lot of work ahead and I am looking forward to ensuring that CNC continues to serve its communities and provide excellent education."

Playfair replaces Robert Murray of the Lakes District, whose six-year term on the board comes to an official end on July 31.

Murray, who was first elected as board chair in 2011, also served a two-year term as vice-chair for regional campuses.

"Bob has been a very dedicated and active board chair and he certainly leaves some big shoes to fill," Playfair said. "We are looking forward to continuing his great work."

Murray said the board made an excellent choice in choosing Playfair as his replacement.

The same AGM also saw a new vice-chair chosen for the board. Longtime Prince George lawyer Lee Ongman was acclaimed to the position.

Linda Smerychynski will leave her role as vice-chair Prince George to take on the vice-chair of regions role until her six year term on the board ends July 31.